Coming Full Circle

Mississippi Truth Project meeting

Each of these initiatives—the Mississippi Truth Project, the Welcome Table and the new civil rights curriculum—build on one another by using stories, truth–telling, and listening in order to grapple with the racism that continues to divide Mississippians. The truth and reconciliation commission will issue a report at the conclusion of its work. Simultaneously, the Welcome Table is working to prepare Mississippians to hear the truth, to build relationships based on that honesty and understanding, and then to implement the recommendations of the truth and reconciliation commission. Both groups will lift up unheard and untold stories. In turn, those stories will be used in the statewide civil rights curriculum to teach future generations of Mississippians the lessons of inclusion and justice and how to achieve them in spite of great odds. Each one feeds the other.