PRESERVING OUR LEGACY
Warren County, NC, is the birthplace of the environmental justice movement.
In 1982, Warren County residents mobilized against the establishment of a PCB toxic waste dump in the mostly-Black community of Afton. The protests, known as the PCB Protests, prompted a landmark national study of hazardous waste landfill siting in low-income communities of color and began a global movement against environmental racism. Warren County residents have continued to organize for environmental justice in the decades since the PCB Protests.
CONNECTING COMMUNITY LEADERS
Members of the Warren County African American History Collective (WCAAHC) are deeply invested in building community, celebrating Warren County's rich histories, and ultimately creating a better society. Collective members come from every sector of society: arts, education, history, genealogy, local and national government, civil rights organizing, and more.
BUILDING OUR FUTURE
The WCAAHC is engaged in many initiatives to preserve and share Warren County's unique histories, build community among Warren County residents, and advance equity and opportunity for future generations. We encourage you to learn more about our current initiatives and connect with us to contribute your unique skills.