In 2013, the Center published a compendium of essays by its scholars titled: Pathways to Racial Healing and Equity in the American South.
This compendium, Pathways to Racial Healing and Equity in the American South: A Community Philanthropy Strategy, highlights the Center’s ability to bring together a diverse group of scholars, experienced public servants, students, and members of the community to discuss difficult—and often contentious—issues related to race and equity. Each “Scholar in Residence” brings his or her unique lived experience to the continuing conversation about how to acknowledge the often violent history of race in the American South. Yet they also suggest myriad ways we can move forward toward healing with the help of community philanthropy. One common theme is the importance of recognizing that these painful issues affect all of us, as a community. Therefore, true solutions and progress can only come from pulling together as a community to have the hard conversations, and from working together to build mutual trust and respect.