Philadelphia Welfare Rights Tour

Activists showed the “other America” in an effort to offset the prosperous image of br/ Philadelphia and America at the… read more

Activists showed the “other America” in an effort to offset the prosperous image of

Philadelphia and America at the Republican National Convention. They took onlookers and

C-SPAN cameras on a “Reality Tour” of poverty-stricken areas of Philadelphia where numerous factories

have closed during the last twenty years. During the convention, they resided in a "tent

city" to bring attention to their cause. The activists considered housing, health care,

a living wage, and good education to be fundamental rights of every citizen. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Philadelphia Welfare Rights Tour

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Program ID:
158530-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Tour
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jul 30, 2000
Last Aired:
Aug 1, 2000

Airing Details

  • Jul 30, 2000 | 3:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 31, 2000 | 3:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 01, 2000 | 4:47am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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