Highlander Announces New Co-Executive Directors!

  Highlander Announces New Co-Executive Directors! With great excitement and anticipation, the Highlander Research and Education Center Board of Directors and staff are pleased to announce that Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele will serve as Highlander’s Co-Executive Directors. This is an historic moment for Highlander to celebrate. In its 85th year of movement […]

Year-End Message from your friends at Highlander

Dear friend, Recently we came across the following in a 1991 New York Times editorial by Peter Applebome about the passing of Highlander founder Myles Horton: “[Myles Horton] left behind an institution that is not only alive but also remains one of the most stubbornly tenacious instruments for social change in the nation.” “Stubbornly tenacious […]

Celebrating Scott Bates (June 13, 1923-August 25, 2013)

Scott Bates

The Highlander Center salutes the life and service of Scott Bates (June 13, 1923-August 25, 2013) Mr. Bates was born in Evanston Illinois. His development was illustrated through many major events in the 20th Century. As a child, he grew up during the Great Depression and completed military service during World War II.  While on […]

Fundraising House Party in Seattle

Highlander - Seattle Invitation

Join Highlander at a fundraising house party with hors d’oeuvres to celebrate eight decades of Highlander’s legacy for justice and support the critical work of today and in the future.

Highlander Education Impact Survey

As one part of analyzing the long term effects of Highlander’s work, Highlander is conducting a 13-question through Survey Monkey entitled “2013 Highlander Education Impact Survey.” If you have received a link to this survey, please take a few minutes to fill it out. If you haven’t received the link to the survey and would […]

On The Hill and Across the South: SEIRN Works for Immigrant Rights

In January, Highlander hosted and participated in a strategy session for the Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN), which brought together representatives from statewide immigrant coalitions, grassroots groups, and regional partners to connect its members with campaigns around immigration reform. In addition to discussing the prospects for national immigration reform, the group focused its strategy on […]

Tending the Land

Chucho the Goat

There are some big improvements afoot here on the Hill, starting with new roofs for the Office, Bays Mountain House, the Pavilion, and our beloved Horton House. These roofs were badly needed after severe storms in spring 2011 damaged the existing ones. Thanks to David Lowe’s Roofing for getting them up so quickly! More renovations […]

Happy 100th Birthday to Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks at Highlander Center

Monday, February 4th would have been Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. The story of Mrs. Parks’ refusal to move to the back of the bus is well known, but thanks to a new book by Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, much of the coverage of her centennial has focused […]