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America’s War on Poverty

America’s War on Poverty was originally broadcast in 1995 as a five-part series on PBS. The documentary was created by Blackside, Inc., and covers events that took place after President Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty.”

To learn more about the Executive Producer and President of Blackside, Inc., Henry Hampton, visit Film & Media Archive’s Henry Hampton Collection


Andy Uhrich
Job Title
Curator of Film and Media
Phone Number
(314) 935-3301