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  • MRBF Joins Supreme Court Amicus Brief about Census

    A fair, thorough and accurate census count is vital to nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The Constitution requires the federal government to count every member of the population every ten years to apportion critical resources, draw district lines and determine congressional seats. The...

  • Deputy Director Gladys Washington Accepts Berea College Service Award

    Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Deputy Director Gladys Washington accepted the Berea College Service Award on March 28, 2019. The award was created "to honor persons who in their daily lives and their service to humanity have exemplified the Berea Commitments."

    At the service convocation, Gladys delivered a powerful speech detailing how her childhood in segregated Ocala, Florida,...

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  • Using All Our Tools to Advance Equity in the South and Beyond

    While potential is universal, opportunity is not. In the American South, where the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation works, slavery, segregation and a host of laws, policies and practices have entrenched white supremacy, delivering enormous advantages to whites and pervasive disadvantages to people of color....

  • Change and Opportunity

    From our board leadership to our staff structure, this year brings significant changes to the Foundation, though many important things will remain the same, including our mission, values, and commitment to racial equity and to the people and organizations that make the South better each day....

  • Reasons to celebrate 2018

    We won’t sugarcoat it: 2018 was a tough year. The words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass frequently came to mind: “This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never...

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