“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” – Ida B. Wells
JCMP has begun to build out materials to educate ourselves and each other on this history. Together, we can change the historical memory of Jefferson County and better understand our systems of racial injustice that exist today.
Read our Report
JCMP Fellows researched Jefferson County’s 30 documented victims.
Throughout the summer and spring, JCMP will be hosting small group trainings. These are small group sessions where volunteers will learn about the history of racial violence in Jefferson County, how to effectively discuss this history with others, and find out ways to shape and get more involved with JCMP.
Coming soon! Have recommendations? email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learning about Mass Incarceration
Racial inequality and violence have manifested themselves in new forms in the 21st century. African Americans are disproportionately victims of police brutality and mass incarceration. In its report to the UN Human Rights Commission, The Sentencing Project noted that for black males born in 2001, the probability of going to jail is about one in three. Once incarcerated, Alabama prisoners are subject to deplorable overcrowded conditions, including a mental health care system a federal judge has ruled to be “horrendously inadequate.”