HOW TO COME TOGETHER

The following websites lead you to organizations with publications, models, or suggestions for approaching conversations about race and racial reconciliation:

Erasing Racism 

Everyday Democracy (formerly the Study Circles Resource Center)

Facing History & Ourselves

United to End Racism – A Project of the International Re-evaluation Counseling Communities

The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

YWCA (Racial Justice and Women’s Economic Advancement)

HOW TO PRESENT FILMS

These organizations or web pages provide information about the specifics of planning and presenting a film program about race relations at community screenings and how to facilitate group discussion and navigate emotional or disturbing content.

From the ITVS Community Cinema Program Toolkit (pdf) 

From Working Films, Working Films Community Screening Guide (pdf) 

From Encounter Point documentary film discussion guide (pdf)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS AND DVDS

Banished directed by Marco Williams

Family Name directed by Macky Alston

The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects:  A Practical Hands-On Guide by Lisa Schirch and David Campt   

Traces of the Trade directed by Katrina Brown

Two Towns of Jasper directed by Marco Williams and Whitney Dow

Uprooting Racism:  How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel 

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The Curry Family

Mrs. Oliphant identifies Cynthia Curry as the head cook at Woodlands. Cynthia, Albert, and Billy Curry are listed in the group of 47 freedmen identified by James Beecher as remaining at Woodlands after Sherman’s destruction of Midway. Beecher named Billy Curry foreman of the group who had planted a corn crop on the property, presumably after the Simms family moved to Columbia.

Cinthia and Albert are listed in the section of the Woodlands Plantation Book entitled “Births of Negroes” as being the parents of Sam, born 1862, Eugene, born 1856, and Alice, born 1859. Martha, born 1861, is listed as a “child of Cinthia.” Apparently, Albert Curry, the father or brother of Billy, stayed at Woodlands at least until 1868.