Stories of Taking Action


Taking Action is a large part of the Coming to the Table approach. The stories featured below are about people, organizations, and communities who are actively addressing slavery and its legacies.

Stories are a major element of the Coming to the Table approach. Sharing stories helps us connect, identify common ground and learn about things that have been entirely outside of our experiences. Sharing stories related to slavery and its legacies helps us face the topic for all these reasons. Coming to the Table’s approach includes Facing History, Making Connections, Healing Wounds and Taking Action. The stories we feature address at least one of the four categories. Some may address more than one, but we have placed them under the heading most applicable. These are stories about how these stages are manifested in real people’s lives and how they are making a difference. If you would like to share your story with us, please contact us here.

We hope you are inspired by reading these Stories of Taking Action:

Slaves in the Attic, by Joseph McGill

Connecting and Healing Through Action, by Phoebe Kilby

Gathering the Community at Monticello, by Prinny Anderson