The Freedomways Reporting Project is a fellowship program for journalists and storytellers in the U.S. South whose work serves to advance justice. In an effort to strengthen journalism driven by people who are building power within marginalized and oppressed communities, the program prioritizes women of color and LGBTQ people of color as participants.
We named this program in homage to the journal Freedomways, which published the work of journalists, artists, thinkers, and organizers who were integral to the Black freedom movement from 1961 until 1985. Over nine months, Freedomways fellows receive mentorship and technical support to produce a series of stories that are rooted in relationships with social movements and communities on the frontlines of struggle.
We inaugurated the first Freedomways cohort from June 2019 through February 2020. Fellows produced a series of stories that are rooted in relationships with social movements and communities on the frontlines of struggle.
Freedomways Stories 2019-2020
Jonece “Starr” Dunigan
Freedomways 2019-2020 cohort
Jonece Starr Dunigan
Dr. Cynthia Greenlee