History Lecture April 16th

History Lecture April 16th - The North Carolina Fund and...

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The North Carolina Fund and the War on Poverty I. Poverty in the Affluent Society A. one-fifth of a nation B. North Carolina and racial capitalism II. A. the WWII generation B. 1960 race for governor C. confronting poverty D. a second emancipation (January, 1963) III. The North Carolina Fund – “Advance Guard” in the War on Poverty A. Speaker Ban (1963-67) and an unreconstructed legislature B. taking the offensive from a position of weakness C. private philanthropy IV. The North Carolina Volunteers A. confronting racism B. attacks from the right C. changing view of the poor and the source of poverty V. “Maximum Feasible Participation” A. Choanoke Area Development Association (CADA) a “chamber-of- commerce” approach to poverty B. Black self-organization C. People’s Program on Poverty (PPOP) D. the challenge of race – white first, poor second VI. Counter-Assault A. Newark and Detroit, 1967 B. the challenge of biracial politics C. Ronald Reagan’s “welfare queens” and Jesse Helms’ lay-off slip
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