Interview with Jeff Monroe, August 18, 1987

Project: Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Jeff Monroe was the chairman of the board for the West Virginia Office of Economic Opportunity poverty program. In this interview he talks about how the West Virginia OEO began and how he was put in charge of it. He talks about conflict between the poverty programs and local politicians and the politicians' views of the VISTA workers. He discusses political corruption in West Virginia. He talks about his motives and the motives of the VISTA workers within the program and how his involvement has impacted his life. He compares the poverty programs in Mingo, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties to other programs throughout the country. He discusses his philosophy for eradicating poverty.

Interview Accession

1992oh365_app375

Interviewee Name

Jeff Monroe

Interviewer Name

Gibbs Kinderman

Interview Date

1987-08-18

Interview Keyword

anti-poverty organizations

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Monroe, Jeff Interview by Gibbs Kinderman. 18 Aug. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Monroe, J. (1987, August 18). Interview by G. Kinderman. Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Monroe, Jeff, interview by Gibbs Kinderman. August 18, 1987, Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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