Community Activism

The State of Things
12:13 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

50th Anniversary Of The North Carolina Fund

"To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America" By Bob Korstad and Jim Leloudis
Credit UNC Press / uncpress.unc.edu

    

In 1963, almost a quarter of North Carolinians were living in poverty. 

Governor Terry Sanford and his political associates decided it was time to get creative about building a strategy for eradicating poverty in the state. And with that, the North Carolina Fund was born.  The Fund was a way to sponsor community organizing initiatives in local communities across the state, particularly by getting poor people involved directly.

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