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Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism

Tamar W. Carroll

Abstract

Examining three interconnected case studies, this book demonstrates the ability of grassroots community activism to bridge racial and cultural differences and effect social change. Drawing on an array of oral histories, archival records, newspapers, films, and photographs from post-World War II New York City, the text shows how poor people transformed the antipoverty organization Mobilization for Youth and shaped the subsequent War on Poverty. Highlighting the little-known National Congress of Neighborhood Women, it reveals the significant participation of working-class white ethnic women and ... More

Keywords: community activism, Mobilization for Youth, War on Poverty, New York City, feminist activism, ACT UP, WHAM!, AIDS epidemic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469619880
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619880.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tamar W. Carroll, author