Richard Boone

Richard W. Boone directs the Project for Participatory Democracy of the Tides Foundation of San Francisco, California. In 1962, Boone joined President Kennedy’s Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime. Under the Johnson Administration, Boone served as director of the program policy and development division of the Office of Economic Opportunity. He left the OEO in 1965 to become executive director of the Citizens’ Crusade Against Poverty, and helped create and direct its successor, the Center for Community Change. From 1981 to 1988, he served as director of the Field Foundation. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, and Neil Boothby, Professor of Public Policy, May 8, 1992. Note: The first half of the interview is audio only. The transcript below is not synchronized with the audio. The second half of the interview does not have audio.

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