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Special Assistant to the Director   Overview of Position – This position provides organizational support to the Executive Director. The person plays a vital role in providing a wide range of high level communications, and executive and administrative support related…

Our hearts go out to the families of those slain in Emanuel Baptist Church on Wednesday night, the congregation, the people of Charleston and beyond, especially our Black brothers and sisters. This race motivated murder is chilling and yet another…

Recurring Donor Recruitment Program Every Movement Takes Many Steps—help Highlander march forward by becoming a Monthly Recurring Donor! Recurring donations are the best way to provide steady support to Highlander and strengthen the fight for justice throughout the South. A monthly…

“We Shall Overcome” served as the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement and is now a worldwide anthem for freedom and justice. Since 1966, the Highlander Research and Education Center has administered the We Shall Overcome Fund, which is…

  Guy Carawan singing “We Shall Overcome” with protesters at Virginia State University in 1960.   Credit Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos       “Playing music at these kinds of situations, it wasn’t just another form of entertainment. It was sustenance for people going through…

  My heart goes out to Peggy, her brother John, other members of Jean’s family, and to those of us who thought of ourselves as part of her movement family, both gathered here and in spirit. My name is Pam…

  Guy Carawan, singer, folklorist, civil rights and social justice activist, and beloved part of the Highlander family, passed away peacefully at his home in East Tennessee on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was 87. Our hearts are heavy with…

Honorary Doctorate Degree to be presented during May 3rd Commencement April 28, 2015 – Jackson, MS – Tougaloo College will bestow its highest award to the Chairman of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement during the institution’s Commencement…

White People for Baltimore National Action Call Please join Showing Up for Racial Justice-SURJ (www.showingupforracialjustice.org), our affiliates from across the country, and partner organizations to learn more about the uprising in Baltimore, solidarity actions around the country, and to make…

We want to offer our condolences to the family of Martez Harvey, Activists with a Purpose and Southern Echo from your Highlander family.  Martez was a brilliant, kind, and incredible person and we remember all of the ways that he touched…