Empowerment through connection
Stopping Stones started as a way to recognize history and connect community. We help our partner organizations engage with the local and broader history of slavery by memorializing the names of enslaved persons in the places they were once held.
We knew we could do more than simply offer remembrance and recognition, so we established our advocacy arm of the Stopping Stones initiative. We provide materials and support to help our partners accurately report the past and shape the future of racial equity, harmony, and respect.
Further, we’re developing a network of community leaders, historians, archivists, educators, spiritual leaders, and policy makers dedicated to achieving concrete results on race-related matters.