ON-Lion Letter

In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan released his landmark study The Negro Family:  The Case for National Action as President Lyndon B. Johnson rolled out his anti-poverty initiatives.  Fifty years later, the noble goals that inspired such efforts have eluded too many African-Americans.

By exploring broad trends in education, social welfare, and criminal justice, a special Manhattan Institute for Policy Research symposium in Washington, D.C., on May 5 will aim to shape the national conversation -- intensified by recent tragedies in Baltimore, North Charleston, S.C., and Ferguson, Mo. -- on how best to ensure opportunity and equity for all Americans.  During "Prospects for Black America:  The Moynihan Report Turns 50," distinguished public intellectuals, policy experts, policymakers, and journalists will discuss the past, present, and future of America's black community.

Panels will address reducing crime rates in the black community, a path forward on education reform, and restoring the family.  Panelists will include Bradley Prize recipients Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute and Robert L. Woodson, Sr., of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise.

Registration information is available online.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports the Manhattan Institute.

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