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Civil Rights Research Experience 2022

(September 22-26, 2022)

As we continue to build on the strength inherited from our ancestors, Ujamaa Place will travel to the South on its second annual Ujamaanomics Civil Rights Research Experience, confronting the history of slavery in America and the disparities that remain in place today.   UCRRE 2022 will explore “The Economics of Slavery and Lynching,” and how this history systemically perpetuates poverty and connects us to the present-day lynchings of George Floyd and Philando Castile, while navigating an economic system built on inequality that continues its linkage to the Transatlantic slave trade



Restaurant Spotlight

Martha Hawkins was the tenth of twelve children born in Montgomery, Alabama. There was no money, but her childhood was full of love. Martha’s mother could transform a few vegetables from the backyard into a feast and never turned away a hungry mouth.


The name Pannie-George’s comes from the combining names of our grandparents Mary and George Taylor. However, the restaurant pays respect to these colossal figures in the life of their children and their community

Civil Rights Research Experience 2021

TCCoP organizations explored “The Economics of Slavery and Lynching” and how this history systemically perpetuates poverty and is linked to the present-day lynchings of Mr. George Floyd and Philando Castile.

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Journey To Africa 2018

Ujamaanomics journeyed to Africa in 2018 to explore our cultural roots that took us on a learning experience of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, where an estimated 10.7 million African men, women and children were kidnapped and sold into captivity in North America, South America and Central America 

An estimated two million more people died during the brutal voyage (middle passage) across the Atlantic Ocean.  Though enslavement existed in other parts of the world, the unique system that developed in the United States became a racialized caste system, rooted in a false but violent and persistent idea of racial difference.  Chattel slavery in this country permanently deprived the enslaved of any legal rights or autonomy and permitted their violent economic exploitation  

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