A Choice of Nonviolence

"Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a [hu]man, but you refuse to hate him [or her]." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kentucky Raid Mural Project Finds New Sponsor

The Kentucky Raid Mural Project, well into its planning year thanks to funding by the Michigan Humanities Council, is now being sponsored by the Minority Coalition, a community organization located in Cassopolis, Michigan.

The Minority Coalition, a 501 c-3 organization, is excited to play a key role in the project. The group's involvement at this point reflects its early interest in Cass County's unique history including Underground Railroad activity and anti-slavery activism of area Quakers and free blacks.

The Coalition, founded in 1996, offers educational and cultural experiences to the entire community targeting minority populations. According to the group's president, Adrienne Glover, the mission of the Coalition "is to bring racial harmony to the citizens of Cass County."