19 Families Pool Resources, Purchase Land To Create 'Safe Haven' City for Black People

19 Families Pool Resources, Purchase Land To Create 'Safe Haven' City for Black People


When Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King looked to the future, he had a vision.

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood,” King said in his “I Have a Dream” speech.

But for real estate agent Ashley Scott and a group of 19 black families, their dream is a city founded by and for black residents.

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Scott wanted to create a place “where we could be a village, again, a tribe, again,” she told CNN.

In August, the group purchased 97 acres east of Macon in Wilkinson County, Georgia, to begin making that dream come true. They have named their venture “Freedom.”

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“We’re hoping to create legacy.”
A collective of 19 Black families recently bought more

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