Google Donates $1M to Racial Justice Efforts
Google is teaming up with a non-profit to push America to confront its violent racial history.
Bryan Stevenson and his non-profit, Equal Justice Initiative, will receive $1 million from the tech giant. Google says it will help bring online the public education programs on racial justice developed by the Harvard educated lawyer and author.
The funds will also support Stevenson’s broader efforts to create civil rights landmarks such as the nation’s first lynching memorial and memorial markers at lynching sites.
“Our mission statement is universal access to information and knowledge for everyone. I think what’s exciting about what EJI is doing is that at a national level it is really trying to tell the untold history around race in this country and help people develop a deeper understanding for the narrative around race and how we have gotten to where we are,” said Justin Steele, a principal with Google.org and the Bay Area and racial justice giving lead.
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