Topic: Racial Segregation
Delving into a century of philanthropic engagement with race, from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era.
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.
How did a US foundation manage to work under apartheid?
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 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.
A college prep program increased admissions rates for at-risk students, but it also raised larger questions about systemic inequality.