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This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia community organizations. At the time of the interview, Mrs. Joan Ross was a member of the Southwestern Community Action Council (S.C.A.C.). She discusses: how she became involved with the organization; the purpose of the council; the Neighborhood Youth Corp (an organization that helped people who had dropped out of high school); overlap with other agencies in the area; the growth of S.C.A.C.; politics and its effect on the organization; African- Americans, integration, and discrimination in the area; as well as the President Nixon and President Reagan administrations and their attitudes towards poverty.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-355.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-355, Huntington, WV.