There is a common thread that runs through the lives of the individuals who were active in the Civil Rights Movement in this country. That thread is a commitment to service. Whether as educators, public servants, community activists or non-profit staff, the Veterans have a desire to help provide leadership as practitioners, counselors or mentors in the ongoing pursuit of human rights.
In 2004, the Veterans created an organization with the mission of preserving the history of the Mississippi Movement.
The Veteran’s Collection of over 200 videotaped personal interviews and stories; videotaped lecture series; videotaped conferences, Board meetings and symposium is available for future generations to learn of the Civil Rights Movement and the connections between race, class, culture and their impact on politics.
Now incorporated under Internal Revenue Service section 501(c)(3), the Veterans is a tax exempt organization.
New Way Mississippi, Incorporated was founded in 1998 as a community action agency that reach out to at-risk men, women, children and families in both the rural and urban context.
New Way Mississippi, Inc. has served approximately 500 individuals and families since its establishment.
New Way Mississippi believes that many of the problems that are presenting themselves in our society today can be traced back to lack of attention, support, encouragement, and accountability shown during vital stages of emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual development.