To Right These Wrongs
The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America
Publication Information: The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2010
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: http://www.torightthesewrongs.com/
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
Library of Congress subjects:
- Protestant churches--Southern States--History.
- Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity--History.
- Southern States--Church history.
- Southern--States—Race relations--History.