War on Poverty: Is it a Thing of the Past?

On January 8, 1964, 53 years ago, I was nine years old, turning ten on March 2. I was being bussed, via federal-mandate, to an all-white public elementary school. This was the result of the Supreme Court decision to integrate all U.S. schools and institutions that received federal funding. The basis for this came by-way of the 1954 landmark case, Brown vs. Board of Education, declaring state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students unconstitutional.