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COVID-19 and Race: A Brief Overview

COVID-19 and Race: A Brief Overview

COVID-19 and Race: A Brief Overview by Hannah Wood   Black people make up 14% of the U.S. population and 40% of U.S. COVID-19 related deaths. In Alabama, 44.4% of COVID-19 related deaths have been Black fatalities, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Data and Surveillance Dashboard. On April 10th, Surgeon General Jerome AdamsRead more about COVID-19 and Race: A Brief Overview[…]

Plantation Christmas?

Plantation Christmas?

Check out this article that cites Project Say Something in this very important conversation about how to remember the past: https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/12/plantation-christmas-celebrations-canceled-slavery.html And read our open letter to Belle Mont Mansion in response to their Plantation Christmas celebration: An Open Letter to Belle Mont Mansion

Florence African-American Heritage Project

Florence African-American Heritage Project

UPDATE The Florence African American Heritage Project launched its website February 24, 2018 at the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library.  The Project site is now available for active browsing: http://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/ Project Say Something is partnering with the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library to launch the Florence African-American Heritage Project! The project is made possible by a grant from theRead more about Florence African-American Heritage Project[…]

Let’s Talk Honestly About Justice, July 12

Let’s Talk Honestly About Justice, July 12

Follow-up on Panel Discussion on Justice: Citizen Joan Williams asked if there was a survey available to the community to assess the performance of the Florence Police Department.  Upon inquiry, PSS found that the survey for 2016 was circulated from January to March, is annual, and unavailable until next year. Officer Patterson assured that theRead more about Let’s Talk Honestly About Justice, July 12[…]

Compass Child Enrichment Underway!

Compass Child Enrichment Underway!

Compass Child Enrichment Program has launched its Summer Day Camp and things are popping!  Nicole West and Ana Carter-Peeples are introducing children to various activities and learning experiences: gardening and composting, yoga, art projects, music appreciation, and global cultural awareness, including Spanish and Swahili lessons.   Compass is an enrichment-based programming model that can be adopted by schools, daycareRead more about Compass Child Enrichment Underway![…]