To Right These Wrongs

The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Robert R. Korstad

James L. Leloudis

Genre: Book

Publication Information: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2010

ISBN: 9780807871140

DOI: 10.5149/uncp/9780807871140


Korstad and Leloudis explore an innovative program established by the governor of North Carolina in 1963 to combat severe poverty. They describe how the North Carolina Fund's initial successes grew out of its reliance on private philanthropy and federal dollars and its commitment to the democratic mobilization of the poor. The five-year program came up short in its battle against poverty, but its story continues to be a source of inspiration and instruction for new generations of Americans. With photos by Billy Barnes. Chapter 4 is free to the public. See the authors’ website for more information about the book and related events:

Keywords: activism  Civil Rights history  community organizing  discrimination  Federal Goverment  Ford Foundation  goverment aid  grassroots  Great Society  labor history  Lyndon B. Johnson  North Carolina  North Carolina Fund  poverty  progressive history  rural  Terry Sanford  urban  war on poverty 

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