Leslie Dunbar

Leslie Dunbar has been active in civil rights and antipoverty struggles in the South for more than three decades. He served as executive director of the Southern Regional Council in Atlanta from 1961 to 1965 before joining the Field Foundation of New York as executive director, a post he held until 1980. A political scientist, he has written several books, including Reclaiming Liberalism and The Common Interest, and currently is book editor for Southern Changes, the Southern Regional Council’s publication. Interviewed by Kathy Hoke, research assistant for the Project on Southern Rural Poverty, February 5, 1992. Note: This interview is audio only. The transcript below is not synchronized with the audio.

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