One America Movement's Race Relations Project
The head of a predominately black church and the leader of a confederate heritage group may make an unlikely pair, but they are part of a small group of people who have been quietly meeting since last summer, spurred by the violence in Charlottesville and the ongoing debate over confederate monuments. An initiative called the One America Movement brought them together for structured, monthly conversations on race and history—work both describe as deeply challenging but important for shared understanding and community healing.
Following months of activities, this small learning group is looking to take its relationship public, and to scale. They will do this by engaging their respective organizations (groups that have millions of members between them), their state’s political and communal leaders, and local and national media—all with the intention of replicating the project model in additional cities.