The JXN Project has been rooted in community since its inception, understanding that the preservation of Black history is a collective responsibility among everyone from elders, educators, and elected officials alike, and therefore, we invite you to join us on The JXN Journey. The project endeavors to raise $10,000 for planning and programming in support of a year-long sesquicentennial celebration that will culminate with an unveiling ceremony in October 2021, which will include interactive activities and activations across the ward to educate the community on the research that undergirds this initiative.
As we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Jackson Ward, there are a variety of ways to join The JXN Journey. In addition to formal sponsorship packages, there are exclusive opportunities for local Black-owned businesses to partner as friends of the project. To learn more, click the "SUPPORT THE JXN PROJECT" button below. Also, in addition to welcoming in-kind donations, the project endeavors to engage the community through a crowdsourcing campaign, which can be accessed via the below "DONATE NOW" button.
In the spirit of community engagement, The JXN Project previously welcomed open submissions for an endorsed nomination for consideration for the Commission of Architectural Review, Urban Design Committee, and|or Public Arts Commission, as well as a public comment period for the honorary street designations. In coming months, The JXN Project will issue a call for community submissions of artifacts and|or anecdotes that capture the historical arc of Jackson Ward.