In the fall of 2018, JCMP launched its first fellow cohort. These fellows studied at Birmingham-Southern, UAB, Miles, Lawson, Jeff State and Samford. During the fall semester, they completed research on the 30 documented victims, culminating in the report, “Jefferson County’s 30 Residents.” During the spring semester, they became campus ambassadors helping teach others about their research. Some events they hosted included:
- Presenting information on JCMP to over 500 visitors at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on King Day.
- At Jeff State, fellows gave lectures on this history on the Pell City, Center, Center Point, and Clanton Campus. They presented to upper classmen at the nearby high school, Pinson Valley High School.
- UAB students tabled events hosted by the African American history department and a class partnered with UAB to learn how to have intentional conversations around this history.
- Samford graphic design students created sample JCMP material, hosted Anthony Ray Hinton on campus, and held discussions with fellow students around this history and its legacies
- And much more!