"History, despite its wrenching pain,

Cannot be unlived, and if faced

With courage, need not be lived again."


Maya Angelou

On the Pulse of the Morning



The mission of our organization is:

to foster knowledge and engagement that will break down resistance to confronting our country's shared legacy of slavery.

Our Shared Vision

We promote opportunities for individuals and communities to become:

  • knowledgeable about the history of enslaved people and their descendants in our country up to the present day
  • able to translate this knowledge into an understanding of the significance of this history for all Americans
  • willing and prepared to act on this understanding to confront and respond to this history
  • able to define and pursue a course of action to address structural and embedded racism

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Frances Causey, Film Producer

"I'm so honored that you believe in the film and are advocating for it.”

Frances Causey
Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker
Producer, Director, Writer of The Long Shadow
Los Angeles, CA

Corea Marshae

TiBA is zealous about social change and shifting the paradigm of thinking towards racism.

Corea Marshae
Creative Director & Producer, BACKSACK International
Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Charles A. de Kay

“I’m so grateful to the filmmaker for doing this documentary."

The Rev. Charles A. de Kay
Rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Evanston, IL

Nancy McKee

“I'm so excited about our mutual vision for creating positive change!”

Nancy McKee
Glenside Public Library
Friends of the Library
Glendale Heights, IL


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Top Photo Credit: "Black Lives Matter" by 5chw4r7z is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 / Altered from original with gradient mask