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RALEIGH, N.C. — A coalition that went on a statewide tour to see the impact of poverty in North Carolina is scheduled to show a documentary that chronicles what they found.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported The Truth and Hope Poverty Tour led by the state chapter of the NAACP is set to screen the 26-minute film Saturday during a daylong poverty summit in Rocky Mount.

The coalition includes the North Carolina Justice Center, Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change at North Carolina Central University, AARP of North Carolina and the UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. The group traveled 2,000 miles and met thousands of people in 27 communities across the state.

They’ll also hold a summit to develop strategies for making poverty reduction a focus for policy-makers.

Credit: The Associated Press.