Thomas Kiffmeyer, "Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty"
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky | ISBN: 081312509X | edition 2008 | PDF | 322 pages | 1,81 mb
In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy challenged Americans to do something for their country. Thousands of young people answered his call, launching an era of flourishing social activism that eclipsed any in U.S. history. Citizens rallied behind an endless variety of social justice organizations to change the country's social and political landscape. As these social movements gained momentum, the severe poverty of the Appalachian region attracted the attention of many spirited young Americans.