Storming Caesar’s Palace

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Storming Caesar’s Palace

Modern softcover printing of “Storming Caesar’s Palace” by Annelise Orleck. In very good used condition. Lines and notes throughout as shown. Wear consistent with age and use.

The inspiration for the PBS documentary premiering March 2023. The story of the revolutionary Black women welfare organizers of Las Vegas who spearheaded an evergreen, radical revisioning of American economic justice. This timely reissue tells the little-known story of a pioneering group of Black mothers who built one of this country's most successful antipoverty programs.

In  “Storming Caesars Palace”, Annelise Orleck brings into focus the hidden figures of a trailblazing movement who proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty, providing job training, libraries, medical access, daycare centers and housing to the poor in Las Vegas throughout the 1970s.