The World Food Policy Center gratefully thanks historian Melissa Norton for her scholarship in producing the Power and Benefit on the Plate: Durham Food History report.

Author: Melissa Norton

Corresponding Contact:  Jennifer Zuckerman,


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List of Abbreviations

  • AFSCME- American Federation of State County and Municpal Employees
  • ASCS- Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
  • BSC- Black Solidarity Committee
  • CAFOs- Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
  • CATT- Crime Area Target Teams
  • CORE- Congress of Racial Equality
  • FEMA- Federal Emergency Management Administration
  • FES- Federal Extension Services
  • FHA- Federal Housing Administration
  • FmHA- Farmers Home Administration
  • GMO- Genetically Modified Organism
  • HOLC- Home Owners’ Loan Corporation
  • ICE- Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • M&F- Mechanics and Farmers Bank
  • MXU- Malcolm X University
  • NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement
  • PRWORA- Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act
  • SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • UOCI- United Organization for Community Improvement
  • USDA- United States Department of Agriculture
  • WIC- Women Infants and Children
  • WPA- Works Progress Administration