Before joining the staff of Greater Birmingham Ministries, Douglas served as Environmental Justice Organizer for the Sierra Club Southeast, Executive Director of the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice and Southern Field Representative for the Partnership for Democracy Foundation. Douglas serves on the boards of AIDS Alabama, the Alabama Poverty Project, the Gulf Coast Fund, the Progressive Technology Project, the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, and the Steering Committee of the Alabama Organizing Project. He formerly served on the boards of directors of the Needmor Fund and the New World Foundation, among many others. Scott has published articles on human rights, community organizing and social change in Social Policy, Southern Exposure, and the Howard Law School Journal. Douglas is from Nashville and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
In this video, Douglas describes how a piece of legislation galvanized activists and prompted them to build a coalition.