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Tracy Maynard, left, his wife, Elizabeth and their 17-month-old son, Brayden, seek help from Lori Smith of The Big Sandy Area Community Action Program in Inez, Ky.
The program, which typically helps people find temporary employment, was also lending financial support to pay utilities for residents of Martin County.
In 1964, about half the county lived in poverty, according to the U. Almost half the residents who are 16 or older receive income from the federal government in some form — food stamps or Social Security, disability or retirement benefits."Job creation is the biggie here," says Mike Howell, executive director of the federally funded Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, which serves Martin County.
Community action groups were an outgrowth of the war on poverty, created nationwide to help poor families.
Minzie Stanley was 6 years old, living with her parents and 17 brothers and sisters on one of the narrow gravel lanes that sprouted off the main road.
Johnson was there to shine a spotlight on families living in rural poverty, families such as Stanley's. The family had to grow everything they ate, or they'd go hungry. Stanley moved up and out of poverty, thanks to a coal boom that provided her husband with steady work as a miner. Her daughter, Jennifer Jarrell, 34, and two grandchildren live on food stamps and child support in a two-bedroom trailer that's more than 30 years old."We've progressed in certain areas," Jarrell says.
On April 24, 1964, Johnson toured Appalachia to kick off a "war on poverty" that resulted in food stamps, Medicaid, Medicare and Head Start, still the bedrock programs to help the poor.
Mine closures and layoffs have exacerbated families' fragile economic situations.
It was big in eastern Kentucky, where the men cleared roads of trash and dug ditches.