President Lyndon Johnson listened to Tom Fletcher, father of eight, describe some of the problems his family faced in Inez in 1964. Johnson spearheaded legislation that became part of his "war on poverty," but much remains to be done to improve life in Eastern Kentucky.
President Lyndon Johnson listened to Tom Fletcher, father of eight, describe some of the problems his family faced in Inez in 1964. Johnson spearheaded legislation that became part of his "war on poverty," but much remains to be done to improve life in Eastern Kentucky. Bettmann/CORBIS
President Lyndon Johnson listened to Tom Fletcher, father of eight, describe some of the problems his family faced in Inez in 1964. Johnson spearheaded legislation that became part of his "war on poverty," but much remains to be done to improve life in Eastern Kentucky. Bettmann/CORBIS

Fifty Years of Night

Epilogue: Growing crisis spawns another effort to remake Eastern Kentucky

April 26, 2014 9:30 PM

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