Community leaders and residents are coming together this week in Durham, N.C., to mark the 50th anniversary of the “North Carolina Fund," which was established by Governor Terry Sanford in 1963.
The idea was to create programs to help address the state’s vast disparities in housing, education and jobs. It became the model for President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty."
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Leoneda Inge of WUNC reports.
This segment aired on November 26, 2013.