The R.O.O.T.S. of Sunflower County

R.O.O.T.S. of Sunflower County

Project description

Together with Sunflower County Systems Change,  Mississippi Center for Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union, The SHINE is disrupting the school to prison pipeline in Sunflower County, Mississippi (one of the most impoverished areas in our country). To do this, we have teamed up with six different Sunflower County high schools to focus on narrative change and justice reform.

The R.O.O.T.S. project is a component of the Sunflower County Systems Change project, which addresses negative perceptions and narratives about young men and boys of color. This oral history journey was undertaken by 19 young men from Sunflower County who set out to change the negative perceptions about young black men in their community.