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Addressing Poverty in North Carolina

The North Carolina Fund was charged with creating economic opportunity for all poverty-stricken North Carolinians. Created at the request of Governor Terry Sanford in 1963, the Fund was a nonprofit organization with program offices in 11 communities across the state. Each office focused on the needs of the poorest in its communities, creating experimental projects in education, health, job training, housing, and community development.

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  • Governor Sanford at desk. February 4, 1964. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1964, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Fund Headquarters. Late March, 1968. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1968, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • John Ehle, circa 1962-64. Courtesy of John Ehle.
  • Governor Terry Sanford meeting children. July 1964. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1964, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Governor Terry Sanford speaking at Duke University, 1964. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1964, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • George H. Esser, Jr., sitting in chair. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1964, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • William Koch and William Darity examine North Carolina road map. March 1964. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1969, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Members of the North Carolina Fund meet with Governor Terry Sanford, 26 July 1963, in Governor’s Office. Courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Wanzo Hendrix talking to a boy and a girl. July 1965. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1965, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Shot of sign at Cove Creek, North Carolina. March 12 and 13, 1968. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1968, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Woman carrying bucket. January, 1967. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1967, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Friendly Home visitor. Courtesy of Billy Barnes.
  • Slum housing. July 1967. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1967, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • McDougal Terrace clean-up campaign. March, 1968. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1968, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Pickets in front of First Union National Bank. June 1966. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1966, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • MDC reports. Provided by IEI. Source unknown.
  • Lyndon B Johnson and Sam Ervin in Rocky Mount on May 7, 1964. Photograph by Don Sturkey, copyright 1964, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill
  • Lyndon Johnson and Terry Sanford in Rocky Mount, N.C. Photograph by Billy Barnes, copyright 1963, North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina Library at Chapel Hill

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