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North Carolina Fund research staff find rampant illiteracy, prejudice, poor health and hunger perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

The 1960 census reports over one-third of all housing in North Carolina to be "dilapidated," 36% of all housing unity owned by non-whites to be overcrowded, and recognizes that too many North Carolina citizens lag way behind in education, income and unemployment.

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early days | poverty | programs | protest

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