Interview with Clifford Austin, October 12, 1989

Project: Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Austin talks about his early involvement in the anti-poverty program, mainly in Floyd and Lawrence Counties. He discusses the philosophical differences that existed within the anti-poverty movement in Floyd County. He talks about the controversy that occurred over healthcare services in Floyd County, Ky. He discusses the difficulties community action programs had addressing the real causes of poverty and talks about the tension between the Community Action Program and other anti-poverty organizations in the area. He talks about the government's involvement with the War on Poverty. He describes some of the people involved with the movement.

Interview Accession

1992oh343_app353

Interviewee Name

Clifford Austin

Interviewer Name

Gibbs Kinderman

Interview Date

1989-10-12

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Austin, Clifford Interview by Gibbs Kinderman. 12 Oct. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Austin, C. (1989, October 12). Interview by G. Kinderman. Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Austin, Clifford, interview by Gibbs Kinderman. October 12, 1989, Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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