Archived Case Studies

NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

Anti-lynching laws were not enforced and deep racial dividing lines were uncrossed in schools, in restaurants, and in public accommodations throughout the nation. Even the graveyard was a sanctioned…

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UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education

When Dr. King spoke of his dream, he expressed hope that “we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” Yet his vision of workers’ rights as the next phase of the civil…

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

As strategic communications counselor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we trained a bright spotlight on health disparities while advancing RWJF’s mission to build a culture of health for…

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The California Endowment

When California voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 47 in November 2014, they cast an affirmative ballot for smart justice. By reclassifying low-level, nonviolent offenses as misdemeanors…

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Transformative Justice

When Susan Burton’s 5-year-old son died in an accident, the fragile life she had pieced together amid poverty and hardship disintegrated. Reeling from the loss, she tumbled into a downward spiral of…

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American Civil Liberties Union

No child should be locked in a room and interrogated by police because of his skin color. Yet that’s exactly what happened to a Utah teen who was caught up in a gang sweep at his high school because…

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NAACP Stand For Freedom

Amid the maelstrom of the Civil Rights Movement, everyday heroes took a stand for the right of Black Americans to vote. Jimmie Lee Jackson. Reverend George Lee. Viola Gregg Liuzzo. Herbert Lee. James…

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Federal health data shows that obesity among Black women and girls is at epidemic levels, and linked to a host of chronic and deadly conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.…

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