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Urban Community Development: Partnerships for Restoration

September 30, 1987

Reprints remarks delivered by Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas in the City Club Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, on December 15, 1986.

The New Demographics

December 31, 1986

Presents remarks made by Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas at the Joint Center for Political Studies in Washington, D.C. in March 1986 about the progress made in African-Americans' full participation in the governance of U.S. society.

Corporate Philanthropy: Partnership for Progress

October 31, 1986

Presents a talk given by Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas in Bombay, India, about the role of collaborative philanthropic ventures among industry, public institutions, and nonprofits.

Race Relations and Ethnicity

December 31, 1985

Presents the first Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Lecture given by Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas at Columbia University in 1984 on race, ethnic relations, and affirmative action, with a focus on South Africa and the United States.

The New Migration

December 31, 1984

Presents the text of the commencement speech Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas gave at Cooper Union in May 1984.

National Service

December 31, 1984

Presents text adapted from remarks made by Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas before a group of civic and business leaders in 1984. Discusses how a youth service component might be build into American life.

Youth Unemployment and National Service

December 31, 1983

Presents text adapted from an address by Ford Foundation president Franklin A. Thomas to the Economic Club of Detroit in 1983 on the case for adopting a system of national service to address, among other issues, the problem of youth unemployment.