The Story of the South is the Story of America
The South’s growing Black, Latinx and AAPI populations, increasing LGBTQ+ visibility, and mix of rural and urban communities, make it rich with culture—and opportunity.
Its legacy of abolition, reconstruction and desegregation is alive today in movements for reproductive justice, voting rights, transgender equality and workers’ rights. Southerners are joining forces to show America what’s possible when it confronts its history, reconciles with its differences, and reimagines a more perfect, more just union together.
The Changing Face of Advocacy
It’s a familiar cycle: money and attention swoop into swing states during an election, then leave without any lasting benefit for local communities. But advocacy groups are shifting the paradigm by building the power of people too often neglected by political machinery.
How to Truly Thank Essential Workers
Low-wage workers have borne the brunt of COVID-19, but the US economy was broken long before the pandemic. Our grantees teamed up with workers across the country to reimagine a future of work that works for everyone.
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Illustration by Olha Khorimarko