Category: Voices of the Community

Statement of Jill Savitt, CEO of The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

We start our week against a backdrop of pain and injustice in our country because of the recent murders of black men and women by vigilantes and law enforcement. There

Mari Copeny: More Than A Pageant Queen

In the small town of Flint, Michigan, in 2016, one child sent a letter to Former President Barack Obama to advocate for environmental change in her community. Unlike many other

The Voice of an Untamed Heart: Victim of Circumstance amid COVID 19

I woke up this morning to rain falling and echoes of my children talking. It is a normalness that I have been accustomed to but soon I remember that it’s

Greta Thunberg: More Than A Teenager

A Swedish teenager ignited a global generational movement to force the world to address climate change. In 2018, Greta Thunberg began her campaign to address the existential threat of climate

A Note from the Executive Director of IHTI

In critical times, those who are most vulnerable suffer much more than those of us blessed with stable families, support systems, and resources. Some see this as an opportunity to

Let’s Face This Together

Dear Friends of The Center: Our doors have been closed since March 14, and our team misses the in-person interaction with our community.  We send strength and love to all

Statement on the passing of Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

We mourn the passing of civil rights legend, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, and send our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues. We also celebrate his extraordinary life, the

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland: More Than An Ally

At an early age, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland realized that she needed to be an agent for change and fight for racial equality. As a student at Duke University in 1960, Joan began her life

Eleanor Roosevelt: More Than A First Lady

Eleanor Roosevelt, born into New York’s aristocracy, became an advocate for justice after working in tenements as a young woman, and guiding America through the Great Depression and World War

Mamie Till: More Than A Mother

In August 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley tragically became an agent of change when her 13-year old son, Emmett, was murdered while visiting family in Mississippi. Till-Mobley’s decision to show her son’s brutalized