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WHAT IS THE 
DESCENDANTS PROJECT?

 

The Descendants Project is an emerging organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in the Louisiana river parishes. The lands of the river parishes hold the intersecting histories of enslavement, settler colonialism, and environmental degradation.

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LATEST UPDATES

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Meet the New Mellon Foundation Initiative That Is Keeping and Shaping Our Places

The New York–based organization’s Humanities in Place program aims to support designers who are preserving and building more just communities.

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A proposal for a massive grain export terminal in Louisiana has run into trouble

NPR features The Descendants Project

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Court ruling returns Wallace land to residential zoning

The Descendants Project celebrate victory in the courts.

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IN THE NEWS

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Louisiana plantation, home to 1811 slave revolt, is under Black ownership for first time

NOLA.com

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

2 Black women now own Louisiana plantation for 1st time in history

Axios Media

Thursday, August 3, 2023

The Descendants Project is Fighting for Environmental Justice & Black History August 3, 2023 at 8 AM

Dominique DiPrima "First Things First" -
The Descendants Project is leading the charge to recapture assets seized through racist and illegal means in Louisiana and enhance what we know as environmental justice through their work. Jo Banner is the co-founder and Executive Director of The Descendants Project, where she challenges systems, primarily legal systems that have exploited the descendants, such as herself, of those enslaved to plantations. She has spoken before the United Nations and participated in the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution.
https://www.thedescendantsproject.org/

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