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About the Project

The Unita Blackwell Legacy Project is spearheaded by the team at The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects; a minority-owned provider of leadership development for Black girls and women.


Our non-profit offers mentoring, storytelling and communications, workshops, social emotional learning, cultural education, and research. is made possible by a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, a private nonprofit funded by Congress through the National Endowment for the Humanities.

We wish to give considerable thanks to former SNCC press secretary Mary King, retired University of Georgia history professor James Cobb, former Issaquena County Alderman and civil rights worker Willie Bunton, Congressman Bennie Thompson, and the residents of Mayersville, Mississippi, who remain proud of Blackwell’s accomplishments.

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