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“My first reaction was, ‘Well, that’ll never work.’ And then immediately, I said, ‘Let’s do it.’”

First Presbyterian Church of Lansing, Mich., Pastor Stanley Jenkins, regarding the proposal by Willye Bryan to collect money from her church, with a predominantly white congregation, for a grassroots effort of reparations. The church ended up raising $100,000 over the course of 10 years and individual congregants gave $80,000. The initiative became known as the Justice League of Greater Lansing and has collected around $400,000 in less than three years. (NPR — May 1, 2024)

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