Economic assistance, Domestic

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In the early 1960s, the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund canceled medical cards held by union miners who were working for companies that failed to pay their royalty fees to the fund. In a few eastern Kentucky counties, the miners responded by traveling from mine to mine closing...

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John Sherman Cooper (1901--1991), born in Somerset, Kentucky, served as a United States senator (1947--1948, 1952--1955, and 1957--1973), ambassador to India and Nepal (1955--1956), and ambassador to East Germany (1974--1976). Cooper and his associates discuss the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the...

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The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), established in 1965 by Congress, is made up of the governors of the thirteen Appalachian states and two cochairs and provides economic and social services to the region. These interviews document the founding and operations of the ARC. Interviewees...

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Bryant discusses her childhood in Detroit, Michigan, where her father was involved in fair housing work. The interview also includes recollections of her education at a private girls' school in Washington, D.C. and at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she received an AB in...

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