Video recording, created using Zoom, showing an interview between Newport Historical Society Executive Director Ruth Taylor and Niko Merritt, Founding Executive Director of Sankofa Community Connection. Niko discusses how Sankofa Community Connection continued to advocate for a more equitable community during the pandemic, as well as the establishment of their new center in downtown Newport. She also discusses the Trust & Equity Alliance, which provides education on implicit bias, anti-racism, social justice, and community-based change.
This video is a part of the NHS' 'History in the Making' initiative to document present-day developments and tensions as a way of connecting the future the past.
The video was originally made available on YouTube.com on April 29, 2021.