40 Acres and a Mule, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the story of the historic meeting of Black church leaders with U.S. government officials in Savannah, Georgia on January 12, 1865 that marked the beginning of the long quest for equality for African-Americans. This is an event that still impacts race relations today as we continue to strive for social justice.
We screen and discuss our docudrama "40 Acres and a Mule" at libraries, churches, schools, museums and film festivals to foster greater understanding about this historic meeting and to encourage people to share their experiences and insights on how we can achieve a more equitable society. Our objective is to take this mission to America's 40 largest cities. You can help us achieve this goal by making a contribution to our cause.
"For the first time in all of American history, Blacks were meeting with white Americans to discuss their own welfare. No one had ever asked them their opinion before."
W. W. Law (1923-2002)
Savannah Civil Rights Leader
You can watch the film here. We also offer a 40 Acres and a Mule tour for visitors to Savannah that puts the meeting in a greater historical context. And for those who want to delve even more deeply into the subject, you should read our ebook, Savannah's Divine Appointment: The Meeting That Brought African Americans to a Seat at the Table.
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