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In Search of America's Identity

Cleveland woman Priscilla Cooper talks poverty and stigma in her city

Priscilla Cooper, a former welfare recipient, started the Family Connection Center to empower the impoverished living in Cleveland, Ohio. The lakefront city competes with Detroit for the title of “Poorest Large City in America.” In the video, Cooper relates her experiences being a truancy officer for the Cleveland Board of Education and shares her thoughts on the stigmas surrounding poverty today.

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