There are a number of ways each of us can work to acknowledge and begin healing the racial
scars most American communities possess. Below you'll find a number of ways you can become part of our work at the MTP or in your own community.
- Volunteer and become part of the team working to digitize the 1860 U.S. Census Bureau Slave Schedules. Currently we
have more than 30 volunteers from all over the country (and some abraod) working on this project. To
join the team or just find out more click this link.
- Work with us to expand slavecensus.com to include all slaveholding states in the Southeast. The MTP needs help
reaching out to other organizations and schools throught the Southeast to expand this project. Help us do that.
- Join the MTP's effort to challenge state sanctioned Confederate culture in the South. Currently the project is
in the research and strategizing stage of this campaign. For more information simply send us an email.
- Research and tell the story of one of the hundreds of people that has been lynched and essentially forgotten. The
MTP has a long list of victims and would love for you to help us research what happened to them.
- Explore, research, and learn about your own community's racial history. Given that racism is an American disease,
we encourage everyone to learn more about their own communities and region.
- If you have documentation or have done research that might add to the work of the MTP please
share it with us. We will gladly post it for others to see.
- Work to have the lives lost to racial injustice your own community acknowledged.
- Approach local school systems and educators about teaching our local and national racial
histories honestly and accurately. Lets work together to tell an honest, accurate, inclusive U.S. history.
- Start or attend a local racial reconciliation effort in your community.
- Start a dialogue in your places of employment, schools, civic organizations, and churches about
race and and our racial history
- When racial incidents occur in your community get involved. Attend or organize events, listen, ask
questions, hold local officials accountable, be willing to learn, and take a stand.
- Spread the word throughout your social networks and on your social media about the MTP and help raise funds for our all volunteer organization.
If any of these suggestions appeal to you send us an
or give us a call at 229-234-2856 and we will get you started!