Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
The Myth of the Welfare Queen
Clip: Season 1 | 2m 26s | Video has closed captioning.
In the late 1970s, Reagan perpetuated the myth of African Americans taking advantage of the welfare system, and advocated cutting social services to aid the economy. Learn about the impact of this divisive rhetoric in Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.
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