Regional Alliance for Truth and Racial Reconciliation
In 2005, a gathering of groups based in the Deep South met to talk about helping communities confront issues of racial violence and reconciliation. Representatives of The Birmingham Pledge, Southern Truth and Reconciliation, and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation were present. Out of this meeting grew the desire to form a regional alliance, creating a network of organizations dedicated to similar ideals, who could serve local community needs throughout the South. This led to the March 2006 Southern Exposure conference, hosted by the three original groups, at the University of Mississippi, where the Winter Institute resides.
Below are the organizations represented at the March 2006 conference and those who have since joined the alliance.
1898 Foundation is based in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Activists With a Purpose is based in Grenada, Mississippi.
Anthony Crawford Remembered is based in Abbeville, South Carolina.
The Anti-Defamation League is an international organization that serves the Southern United States through regional offices, including one in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Anti-Prejudice Consortium is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
Beloved Community Center/GTCRP is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Birmingham Pledge is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial Board is based in Duluth, Minnesota.
The Coalition to Remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot is based in Marietta/Atlanta, Georgia.
Committee for the Apology is based in Washington, DC.
Facing History and Ourselves is based in Brookline, MA, with several regional offices, including one in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Greensboro Truth & Reconciliation Commission is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Hope in the Cities is based in Richmond, Virginia.
The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is located in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Keepers of Love is based in rural East Texas.
+ Go to the website of China Galland, associated with the Keepers of Love.
The Lemuel Penn Memorial Committee is based in Madison County, Georgia.
The Mississippi Truth Project is a statewide effort to create a truth and reconciliation commission that will bring to light racially motivated crimes and injustices committed in Mississippi between 1945 and 1975.
Mission Mississippi is based in Jackson, Mississippi.
The Moore's Ford Memorial Committee is based in Bishop/Madison/Monroe, Georgia.
The Philadelphia Coalition is based in Philadelphia (Neshoba County), Mississippi.
The RockRose Institute is based in San Francisco, California.
The Rosewood Heritage Foundation is based in Gainesville, Florida.
Southern Truth and Reconciliation is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation is based at the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi.