AN INTERACTIVE MAP OF CHARLESTON’S MARCH TOWARDS RACIAL JUSTICE

The Charleston Justice Journey will be Charleston’s first on-line interactive map bringing together the dramatic, historic sites along our city’s long march towards racial justice.

The time for the project is now. Charleston is an internationally recognized destination for businesses and visitors developing into a dynamic metropolitan area that welcomes all citizens. The Justice Journey project will help define Charleston as a city that learns from a fully-told past to build a better and more just future.

THE PROJECT

Heroic blockade-runner Robert Smalls; equal-rights jurist Waites Waring; the legacy of Gadsden’s Wharf and the International African American Museum; the galvanizing crucible of Mother Emanuel – the Charleston Justice Journey will take users to these and other critical sites, telling their stories and teaching their significance.

The Charleston Justice Journey will be an on-line trail that users will experience while mobile or at home. Each stop along the Journey will include video content and deeper dive materials available for free. Similar to Alabama’s successful Civil Rights Trail, the Justice Journey will illuminate the complete and heroic history of a city at the epicenter of America’s racial dialogue for over 300 years.

While the Justice Journey will begin as a free interactive map, later phases could include printed maps, linked school curricula, and physical badging at sites and monuments to alert passers-by they are on the Charleston Justice Journey. The aim is an exciting, unique guide that would energize residents, students, and visitors alike to follow Charleston’s incredible fight towards justice. The Charleston Justice Journey is a Furman University Riley Diversity Leadership Institute Capstone Project led by team members Dr. Barbara Diligard, Laura Evans, Blan Holman, Christiaan Marcum, and Michael Boulware Moore.

SPECIAL THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:  to Charleston Justice Journey inaugural donors Linda Ketner and David Cohen and to Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg for their early support

Site design by Aloneword Design  Video production by Unimedia

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT:

Blan Holman
(919) 302-6819