The first few books from UNC Press’ Spring|Summer 2010 catalog made it to bookshelves this month, and many more will be debuting in the coming months. One of the books we’re excited to publish, in partnership with Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement, is Robert R. Korstad and James L. Leloudis’ To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America.
Due out in mid-April, To Right These Wrongs tells the story of North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford and his quest to combat poverty and social inequality in the state. Along with the phenomenal writing of Korstad and Leloudis, the book will feature illustrations by celebrated photographer Billy E. Barnes.
While the North Carolina Fund was relatively short-lived, ending in 1968, it provided inspiration to those it helped, as well as to the programs that followed in its footsteps. Please go
to the official To Right These Wrongs website for photos, event information, and a look at the film included with copies of the book, Change Comes Knocking: The Story of the NC Fund (winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Appalachian Film Festival, 2008).
Finally, make sure to check in again come April, when the Long Civil Rights Movement will be putting a full chapter from To Right These Wrongs online, with authors and readers alike possessing the ability to make comments, in text annotations, and provide links to relevant material for others who open the document. You too will be able to have an input on this important story and wonderful book.