Racial healing is #ChangingTheNarrative of communities across America
A 14-part digital series, Changing The Narrative, explores the subject of advancing racial equity through the experience of racial healing, produced by NBCUniversal News Group, and sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Buffalo, New York
The legacy of segregation and systematic racism impacted East Buffalo, long before a gunman walked into the TOPS Supermarket on May 14th, 2022 - unleashing a racist rampage inside the one grocery store that served the neighborhood. I traveled to the East Side community to learn how the community is actively working to heal from the ongoing racial trauma they face.
Thousands of people travel to Selma, Alabama every year to walk in the footsteps of the Bloody Sunday Foot Soldiers. It has become a beacon of equality from the Civil Rights Movement, but the once bustling town that is now grappling with economic inequality. I traveled to Selma to learn how the local residents and business owners are banding together through racial healing to create new opportunities in tourism for their neighbors to thrive.