The Possible Dream
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187 p. At age sixteen and in the midst of the civil unrest of the 1960s, Benedict was shocked by the destition of the rural areas of Appalachia. He used his position as Minnesota State Council President to mobilize the efforts of young people in the state to engage in direct action to remediate such poverty. It started with one group of students building a community center in Decoy, Kentucky; as the Teen Corps of America, some five hundred young people worked in the next three years in twenty localities to build centers and empower poverty-stricken areas. Includes a list of all of the volunteers and the communities in which they worked. An epilogues calls for continued attention to the urgency of eliminating hunger and poverty. Octavo (9" x 5 1/2"), black cloth hard cover with gilt titles, fine; dust jacket is near fine with light rubs and tiny closed tears. Signed with inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 011616BB
Title: The Possible Dream
Publisher: Minneapolis: T.S. Denison & Company
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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