"E.R.A.P. and How It Grew," by Richie Rothstein

Title

"E.R.A.P. and How It Grew," by Richie Rothstein

Subject

New Left and Anti-Poverty Movement

Description

This SDS pamphlet details the history and aims of its Economic Research and Action Project (E.R.A.P.), a program that tried to organize the urban white unemployed youths in several northern cities during the mid-1960s. ERAP got started in Chicago with the help of a $5000 grant from the United Auto Workers. Though this "into the ghetto" move was a practical failure for the organization, it drew many young idealists to SDS and provided critical early organizing experience. As the War in Vietnam accelerated, it overtook ERAP activism within SDS.

Creator

published by New England Free Press

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

1967

Format

pamphlet

Original Format

paper

Citation

published by New England Free Press, “"E.R.A.P. and How It Grew," by Richie Rothstein,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/532.

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