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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


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 always in doubt.” This book offers a lively account of this pioneering effort in America's War on Poverty. The book describes how the 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. Both were calculated tactics designed to outflank conservative state lawmakers and entrenched local interests ... More

Keywords: North Carolina Fund, Terry Sanford, private philanthropy, poor, cheap labor, Republican Party, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807833797
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895740_korstad


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert R. Korstad, author

James L. Leloudis, author