Title No: 5
Title: In service to America
Medium: Moving Image
By 1967, poverty warriors increase the sophistication of their tactics at the same time that a number of outspoken opponents rise to national prominence. This episode tells the stories of Legal Services and VISTA, two programs that combined individual action with the idea of volunteerism. Lawyers team up with migrant farm workers in California to fight for better education, health care and working conditions, and VISTA volumteers and local residents organize against strip minig in Appalachia. Both stories raise significant questions about activities the government funds in the name of fighting poverty.
Countries of Origin: U.S.A.
Duration: 56 min 46 sec
Forms: Television mini-seriesCredits:
Subjects: United States--Politics and government--1963-1969; Economic assistance, Domestic--United States--History--20th century; United States--History--1961-1969; Community development--Appalachian Region--History--20th century; Legal assistance to the poor--California--History--20th century; Migrant agricultural laborers--California--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions
Name As Subjects: Volunteers in Service to America; Legal Services Program
|Writer||Bernard, Sheila Curran|
|Cinematographer/Director of Photography||Chin, Michael|
|Cinematographer/Director of Photography||Daniel, Lee|
|Cinematographer/Director of Photography||Kaufman, Tom|
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