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 simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
In the years before Brown v. Board, a philanthropic fund hoped research and data would turn the tide on attitudes toward segregation.