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409 George Street

Karen M. Hawkins

in Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054971
eISBN:
9780813053424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054971.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the founding of Craven Operation Progress (COP) and the broad and enthusiastic support it received from the North Carolina Fund, its first funding agency. When President Lyndon ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.7
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on Susie Powell, a native of Whitakers, a small town in eastern North Carolina, and a student at Bennett College, who scribbled a brief note in her diary. She was one of a group ... More


Counterassault

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.10
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on a time when the North Carolina Fund was riding high. George Esser and his staff looked to the future with confidence and a deep sense of satisfaction. When representatives of ... More


To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Robert R. Korstad and James L. Leloudis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

When Governor Terry Sanford established the North Carolina Fund in 1963, he saw it as a way to provide a better life for the “tens of thousands whose family income is so low that daily subsistence is ... More


Fighting for the High Ground

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.9
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the North Carolina Fund's considerable success in organizing the black poor in Durham and the Choanoke region. However, the fact remained that a majority of the poor—in North ... More


Introduction

Robert R. Korstad

in To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833797
eISBN:
9781469603674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895740_korstad.4
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book is about the politics of race and poverty in America. It tells the story of the North Carolina Fund, a pioneer effort to improve the lives of the “neglected and forgotten” poor in a nation ... More


An Unexpected Rise in Outside Intervention

Karen M. Hawkins

in Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054971
eISBN:
9780813053424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054971.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the increased intervention from the Office of Economic Opportunity and the North Carolina Fund in Craven Operation Progress matters. Federal officials within both the OEO and ... More


Triumphs of Moderation

Karen M. Hawkins

in Everybody's Problem: The War on Poverty in Eastern North Carolina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054971
eISBN:
9780813053424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054971.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces Craven Operation Progress’s new executive director who desired to ensure more poor people were reached, especially the white poor who were participating in very low numbers. A ... More


A Way Forward: Building a Globally Competitive South

Daniel P. Gitterman and Peter A. Coclanis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807873359
eISBN:
9781469602424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872895_gitterman
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the last half-century, North Carolina and the South have experienced rapid economic growth. Much of the best analysis of this progress came from two North Carolina-based research organizations: ... More


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