Topic: Racial Discrimination
In the early 20th century, the General Education Board was devoted to the cause of improving education throughout the United States, without distinction of race, sex, or creed.
Prompted by Reagan-era budget cuts, a new program serving low-income single parents receiving public aid failed to meet its constituents’ needs.
Delving into a century of philanthropic engagement with race, from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era.
Against a backdrop of white, establishment concepts of literary excellence, one foundation struggled to appreciate Black voices.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.
A foundation struggled to make one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.
How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy through a jobs training program.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
In the years before Brown v. Board, a philanthropic fund hoped research and data would turn the tide on attitudes toward segregation.