Our first Georgia Democracy Centers is located in Hawkinsville located inside the Newberry Foundation. The team of 5 works on voter education and African American history.
We are raising money for laptop computers, tablets for canvassing, printing and food for volunteers.
The Newberry Foundation was established to honor the Newberry family’s legacy in middle Georgia, which spans more than two centuries from slavery to the 21st century. Since 2010, the Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, has worked to preserve the Black history in Hawkinsville, their ancestral home, build community and provide educational opportunities.
The Foundation was created and is led by Julius Johnson, a seventh-generation descendant of the Newberry family who is a historian and served overseas in the U.S. Department of State in war-torn countries to win “hearts and minds.” The Foundation is seeking to partner with like-minded organizations committed to civic engagement and fostering democracy in Middle Georgia.