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Reel America: "The Mexican American: A New Hope for Opportunity" - 1968

A child & his mother visit a health clinic

A child & his mother visit a health clinic

Mexico - Texas Border
Sunday, August 3, 2014

This 30 minute Office of Economic Opportunity documentary describes a fact-finding trip by members of congress and Johnson administration officials and their efforts to assist Spanish speaking Americans as part of the War on Poverty programs & immigration reform.

Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:23pm (ET)

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