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Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015) We at Highlander would like to give an extra special honor and remembrance to the life and legacy of Julian Bond. Tennessee born, Bond was a co-founder of the Student…

Check out our Board Member Emeritus Hollis Watkins as he tells the story of Southern Echo’s founding. Hollis Watkins: Founding of Southern Echo from Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation on Vimeo. “Southern Echo came about as a result of me making…

You are invited… to a Highlander party & fundraiser! Friday, July 31st ~ 7pm – 9pm “Not done yet!” From Rosa Parks being at Highlander for the first time 60 years ago this month to today’s growing national movement for…

http://www.aapf.org/recent/2015/7/charleston The African-American Policy Forum wrote a piece about why feminism and anti-racism must be linked. Check out the piece and sign the statement in the link above.

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…