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Organizational Note

According to its website, One Columbus, Inc. is Columbus' longest standing and most prominent diversity organization. The organization began as a result of the movements and groups that had focused on diversity in the region following the Civil Rights movement, which had, among other achievements, highlighted the need for increased inter-racial interaction and dialogue. One Columbus' goals are focused on building bridges between all segments of society in the Columbus community, including Black, White, Hispanic, Asian and many other minorities. Not limited to race relations, One Columbus has sought to further address all issues concerning diversity through its activities in the area including social class, religion, gender and sexuality and immigration issues. One Columbus started in 1992 with two Columbus church leaders, Rev. J. H. Flakes, Jr. of the Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Charles Roper of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The two leaders moved forward after time to develop a Unity Service. The Unity Service, 'Valley Interaction Ministry involved people from all segments of the Columbus community for informal conversations with the aim of 'building bridges' between racial, economic, religious and social issues. The meetings worked towards diminishing barriers and drawing people together who may have otherwise felt affected by the continuing divisions within the South over the years. Born out of these early community dialogues were many One Columbus meetings, conferences, and events. Most prominently was the 1999 Race Relations Summit, from which One Columbus was directly established. One Columbus, Inc. today is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation. One Columbus programs include events in all segments of the community, from corporate boardrooms to student study circles, prayer groups and public addresses.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of administrative and program material from One Columbus, Inc. 2000-2010 2 boxes, 2 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the One Columbus Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: One Columbus Collection (MC 282) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

Donated by Ken Crooks, the Executive Director of the organization, in 2011.

Box and Folder List

Box 1 - 2002-2007

  • Folder 1 - One Columbus History
  • Folder 2 - One Columbus Envelopes
  • Folder 3 - “And Don't Call me A Racist”, by Ella Mazel
  • Folder 4 - Bylaws of One Columbus, June 3, 2000
  • Folder 5 - “Holding Up The Mirror”, by Maggie Potapckuk, 2002
  • Folder 6 - Love in Action Foundation, 2002
  • Folder 7 - “Best Practices for Producing Community-Wide Study Circles", 2003
  • Folder 8 - One Columbus Master Audio Files, by Ed Wilson, 2003
  • Folder 9 - One Columbus Media Files for CD Cover, by Ed Wilson, 2003
  • Folder 10 - One Columbus Song, by Ed Wilson
  • Folder 11 - Cultivating Interdependence, By Maggie Potackuk
  • Folder 12 - One Columbus Information Booklet, 2004
  • Folder 13 - One Columbus Recognition Dinner, January 13, 2005
  • Folder 14 - Columbus Gets Together Project, 2005
  • Folder 15 - Dialogue Definitions, 2005
  • Folder 16 - Exercise on Consensus/Understanding, 2005
  • Folder 17 - Moving Forward Together, 2005
  • Folder 18 - One Columbus Annual Report, 2005
  • Folder 19 - One Columbus Welcome Letter, 2005
  • Folder 20 -- Recognition Awards, Purpose and Guidelines, 2005
  • Folder 21 - Servant Leadership and Cultural Diversity, by John Latty, 2005
  • Folder 22 - Recognition Dinner, January 12, 2006
  • Folder 23 - One Columbus Annual Meeting, December 3, 2006
  • Folder 24 - “Facing Racism In a Diverse Nation”, 2006
  • Folder 25 - One Columbus Finances, 2006
  • Folder 26 - One Columbus Golf Tournament, 2006
  • Folder 27 - One Columbus Treasurer's Report, 2006
  • Folder 28 - One Columbus Orientation, 2006-2007
  • Folder 29 - Proclamation from the City, 2006 and 2008
  • Folder 30 - Programs and Projects for 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • Folder 31 - United Way Board of Directors, January 1, 2007
  • Folder 32 - Recognition Dinner, January 18, 2007
  • Folder 33 - One Columbus Annual Report, Study Group, January 2007
  • Folder 34 - Facing Racism In a Diverse Nation, 2007
  • Folder 35 - Diversity Conference, Spring 2007
  • Folder 36 - Race Relations Breakfasts, 2007
  • Folder 37 - Community Excellence Award, 2007
  • Folder 38 - Facing Racism in A Diverse Nation, 2007
  • Folder 39 - One Columbus Contacts, 2007
  • Folder 40 - One Columbus Executive Committee Meetings, 2007
  • Folder 41 - One Columbus Finances, 2007
  • Folder 42 - One Columbus Golf Tournament, 2007
  • Folder 43 - One Columbus Performance Report, 2007
  • Folder 44 - Board Member Roster, 2007-2008
  • Folder 45 - Calendar of Meetings and Events, 2007-2008
  • Folder 46 - “Preparing Disciples to Serve", 2007-2008

Box 2 - 2008-2010

  • Folder 1 - Recognition Dinner, January 24, 2008
  • Folder 2 - Community Prayer Breakfast, April 22, 2008
  • Folder 3 - One Columbus Golf Tournament, June 26, 2008
  • Folder 4 - St. Thomas Church 50th Celebration Program, September 15, 2008
  • Folder 5 - One Columbus Holiday Event, December 2008
  • Folder 6 - One Columbus Annual Report, 2008
  • Folder 7 - One Columbus Board of Directors, 2008
  • Folder 8 - Chattahoochee Valley Writer's Conference, 2008
  • Folder 9 - Columbus International Festival, 2008
  • Folder 10 - Dee Armstrong and WTVM, 2008
  • Folder 11 - Farhad Alifarhani, 2008
  • Folder 12 - Miles Youth Awards, 2008
  • Folder 13 - Mix it up, 2008
  • Folder 14 - One Columbus Board Meetings, January-June 2008
  • Folder 15 - One Columbus Board Meetings, July-December 2008
  • Folder 16 - One Columbus Board of Directors, 2008
  • Folder 17 - One Columbus Budget, 2008
  • Folder 18 - One Columbus Executive Committee Meetings, 2008
  • Folder 19 - One Columbus Board Prayer Breakfast History, 2008
  • Folder 20 - Strategic Planning Retreat, 2008
  • Folder 21 - United Way, 2008
  • Folder 22 - Strategic Plan, 2008-2011
  • Folder 23 - One Columbus Recognition Dinner, January 22, 2009
  • Folder 24 - WTVM/One Columbus Diversity Forum #2, April 30, 2009
  • Folder 25 - One Columbus Golf Tournament, June 25, 2009
  • Folder 26 - One Columbus Annual Report, 2009
  • Folder 27 - Business Dialogue Groups, 2009
  • Folder 28 - Community Excellence Award, 2009
  • Folder 29 - Dare To Dream Project, 2009
  • Folder 30 - One Columbus and Columbus State University, 2009
  • Folder 31 - One Columbus Awards, 2009
  • Folder 32 - One Columbus Board of Directors Meetings, 2009
  • Folder 33 - One Columbus Executive Committee Meetings, 2009
  • Folder 34 - One Columbus Strategic Plan, 2009-2011
  • Folder 35 - One Columbus Golf Tournament, June 24, 2010
  • Folder 36 - One Columbus Business Meeting, October 4, 2010
  • Folder 37 - One Columbus Executive Meeting, November 16, 2010
  • Folder 38 - Northland Neighbors, December 22, 2010
  • Folder 39 - One Columbus Board Meetings, 2010
  • Folder 40 - One Columbus Report to Shareholders, 2010
  • Folder 41 - Tribute to Rosa Stanback, 2010
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