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The Media Matters: 50 years after the “discovery” of hunger in the U.S.

Fifty years ago, as Robert F. Kennedy and other Northern senators were encountering widespread hunger and malnutrition in Mississippi, black community activists in South Memphis and physicians at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were making their own disturbing discoveries. In April 1967, Memphis Area Project-South (MAP-South), which had just received its first federal War on […]