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The NAACP Challenges Social Security (with text supports)

President Roosevelt sent his Social Security bill, named the “Economic Security Act,” to Congress in January 1935. Congress held committee hearings on the bill. Here, a representative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a group dedicated to advancing the rights of African Americans, testifies before Congress about how the bill excludes certain groups of people.


Source | Excerpt from the Statement of Charles H. Houston, representing the NAACP, to the House Ways and Means Committee on the Economic Security bill, February 1, 1935. Washington, D.C. Excerpt from Historical Thinking Matters, http://historicalthinkingmatters.org/socialsecurity/0/inquiry/main/resources/34/
Creator | Charles H. Houston, representing the NAACP
Item Type | Government Document
Cite This document | Charles H. Houston, representing the NAACP, “The NAACP Challenges Social Security (with text supports),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed April 20, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/2018.

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