Poverty in the US

Featured Book Chapter

Poverty: Books in the Holman Library

A quote from Born Bright

"Inequality has become embedded in most, if not all, of the institutions and systems that govern our society. The pain and the burden of these inequalities, however, are felt most by those with the least power, resources, and mobility in our society." 

From pg. 233 of Born Bright

Videos on Poverty

Source: "A Conversation with Dr. Donna Beegle" by PBS, Creative Commons Licensing for educational use

Dr. Beegle, a product of generational poverty, talks about the stereotypes, the causes, and impact of poverty and the importance of educating others and understanding the issue. Dr. Beegle was in the state conducting a workshop on poverty hosted by the University of Arkansas Early Care and Education Projects. The taping took place at the Hilton Garden Inn in West Little Rock. Aired on PBS. 9/17/15

More Videos

Use the links below to access videos from Films on Demand about poverty in America

Is Zipcode Destiny | Hidden Brain Podcast

Hidden Brain: Zipcode Destiny

Zipcode Destiny: The Persistent Power Of Place And Education - on the NPR's the Hidden Brain November 12, 2018

Videos about Poverty in America

Articles on Poverty

Use the links below to access articles housed in the library's databases

Anti-Poverty Organization Websites

Websites with Poverty Statistics & Data