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One Columbus Collection (MC 282)


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 – 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