Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement


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The welfare rights movement was an interracial protest movement of poor women on AFDC who demanded reform of welfare policy, greater respect and dignity, and financial support to properly raise and care for their children. In short, they pushed for a right to welfare. Lasting from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s, the welfare rights movement crossed political boundaries, fighting simultaneously for women's rights, economic justice, and black women's empowerment through welfare assistance. Its members challenged stereotypes, ...

Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement 2012, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415800853


Rethinking the Welfare Rights Movement 2011, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415800860