Current Events + Updates
Thursday, March 25, 2021
904WARD releases a statement in Support of Renaming Schools >> here
"A better way to acknowledge and grapple with our history is not to cling to these particular names, but to ask ourselves: What aspects of our community’s history do we most want celebrated? What messages do we want to send to our students about the aspects of our history our community holds most dear?” — Dr. Kimberly Allen, CEO, 904WARD
Past Events + Updates
February 21, 2021
Soil Collection Ceremony commemorating the lynching of Willie Washington
PRESS Release: Friday, February 12, 2021
904ward releases the first in an 8-part series of reports looking back at decades of disparities and
failed efforts to address them.
After today’s introductory report, the series will cover trends, victories, challenges and recommendations in
seven different domains:
Justice and the legal system
Politics and civic engagement
The Press Release can be found here.
Read the full report here.
January 3, 2021
Soil Collection Ceremony commemorating the lynching of Eugene Burnam
News Release - Monday, December 14
904WARD to expand, increase racial equity initiatives
Building on five years of volunteer work, more than $1 million in local philanthropy will support a dedicated executive and expand initiatives aimed at ending racism in Jacksonville
August 23, 2020
Soil Collection Ceremony commemorating the lynching of Benjamin Hart
June 18th, 2020
Jacksonville City Councilwoman Brenda Priestly-Jackson, OneJax's Nancy Broner, School Board Member Darryl Willie and members of 904ward's Board of Directors for a facilitated conversation. The panelists will participate in an abbreviated Race Cards conversation, followed by breakout sessions that will give participants the chance for a facilitated discussion in smaller sessions. Watch the recording here.
June 5, 2020
News4Jax Interview with 904WARD leaders, Dr. Kimberly Allen and Tracy Tousey
June 4, 2020
An update from 904ward: Letter to 904WARD Supporters
May 30, 2020
Following up on Thursday's 904ward Community Conversation
May 28, 2020
Virtual event:: When is it Safe to be Black? https://www.904ward.com/when-is-it-safe
August 24 — March 1, 2020 — Visit the Museum of Science and History to see the exhibit, "Legacy of Lynching: Confronting Racial Terror in America" on display in partnership with the Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project.
September 7 — Participate in a 904ward Race Cards community conversation at the Museum of Science and History. Details and registration: https://themosh.org/event/cultural-conversations-race-cards/2019-09-07/
September 8 — Jacksonville Community Remembrance Project Soil Collection Ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Lynching of Bowman Cook and John Morine. Get more information and register.
October 5 — Participate in a 904ward Race Cards community conversation at the Museum of Science and History. Details and registration: https://themosh.org/event/cultural-conversations-race-cards/2019-09-07/