The Highlander Center’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship program invites you to join the 2017 fellows, host communities, and folks from across Central Appalachia at this regional gathering on August 16-17, in Abingdon, VA at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center. The “Sharing Our Stories” regional gathering will be for folks in Appalachia to share and learn […]


SEEDS OF FIRE LIVING LEGACY TOUR July 11-20, 2017 Black bodies are murdered every 28 hours in the U.S. Police officers are taking our people without judicial penalty. The prison system is largely privatized and depends on local and federal policies that criminalize, destabilize, and profit off of people of color. One in three Black […]

We Shall Overcome Fund Application due June 1, 2017

“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 generated by royalties from the commercial use of the song “We Shall Overcome.” Upcoming Deadlines: […]

Meet and Greet with Highlander's Co-Directors

Come join us on April 28th from 6-8pm to meet our new Highlander co-directors Ash-Lee Henderson and Allyn Maxfield-Steele at East Tennessee PBS located in East Knoxville. This is an appreciation gathering and a chance for the local community to strengthen current relationships and build new ones. That day will also be an opportunity for […]

85 Stories

85 Stories   To celebrate our historic 85th year, we are collecting your Highlander stories to learn what Highlander has meant to you and to highlight the incredible work you are doing. 85 stories will include people in our movement families throughout the decades. We call on all who have been impacted by Highlander in […]

Openings for intern positions at Highlander in 2017-Deadline Mar. 31

Highlander Looking for Six Month Seeds of Fire Intern!   Focus of Internship: The Highlander Seeds of Fire program works year-round with young people from organizations in the South and Appalachia to build leadership and organizing skills. Interns will take part in several areas of work connected to this program. Our on-going work during this […]

We Shall Overcome Grantees 2017

We send a big congratulations to the recipients of the WSOC Grant for the first cycle of 2017   . Carpetbag Theatre – Knoxville, TN · Beneath the Veneer – Asheville, NC · S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective (as part of the Black Girls Matter Coalition) – Miami, FL · Charleston Rhizome Collective – Charleston, SC […]