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An emerging organization committed to the intergenerational healing and flourishing of the Black descendant community in the Louisiana river parishes.

A letter from Marc H. Morial

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President and Chief Executive Officer National Urban League, to Christopher James who wants to build the Greenfield Grain Terminal close to the Whitney Plantation. 
"Your plans reflect insensitivity to this historic, treasured, and sacred site of an essential element of African American history."

Live with Joy Banner, co-founder of The Descendants Project about the Big Win in court today.

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WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

Tell the Corps of Engineers:

Greenfield's Grain Terminal Puts The Community at Risk From Dangerous Flooding!

LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES

 
In The News

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

After 'insufficient' report, Corps to take closer look at grain terminal’s impact on historic sites

WWNO

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Grain Elevator Project Could Destroy African American Historical Sites, Preservation Agency Says

Pro Publica

Monday, June 27, 2022

Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ has received increased attention. Will it bring more action?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Rep. Grijalva Tours Cancer Alley Communities Plagued by Racial Discrimination and Environmental Injustice

DeSmog

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The Descendants Project is thrilled to announce a new free film training program for the River Parishes called “River for Reel Film Industry Training”.  

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Film Industry 101
April 19 2022

Costuming Training
Begins May 14 2022

Grip and Electric Training
Begins May 16 2022

We say NO to the Wallace Grain Elevator! The Descendants Project’s commercial campaign fights a thirty-year zoning battle that threatens our Black community. We've found criminal “zoning” that exposes the residents of Wallace, LA to pollutants caused by heavy industry.

 
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EPA Administrator Michael Regan holds Stop The Wallace Grain Elevator Shirt.

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