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A renowned historian examines the origins of the Moynihan Report. Released 45 years ago, it described the deterioration of black family life in America’s cities. He explores the report’s aftermath and the impact of its arguments on modern welfare and family policies.


  • James Patterson a professor of history emeritus at Brown University and the author of "Restless Giant," "Brown v. Board of Education" and the Bancroft Prize-winning "Grand Expectations."

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