National Race Amity Institute
The National Race Amity Institute is anticipated to open in Spring 2024 in the Be on Edgewood complex, located at 395 Edgewood Ave. SE in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District. Permitting and other preparations are underway for the construction and renovation of the planned 8,000 square-foot facility, with 3,000 square feet dedicated for use by the National Race Amity Institute.
Be on Edgewood will offer office space for local businesses and nonprofits, as well as flexible spaces for community gatherings and performances. Atlanta-based Yavari Development Corporation provided philanthropic support to the project, and the City of Atlanta provided a $1.45 million grant to assist with the renovation and construction at the historic preservation site.
- Penn Badgley (Actor/Activist)
- Liz Cheng (General Manager WGBH Television)
- Dr. Johnetta Cole (Educator/CEO National Council of Negro Women)
- Ben Cohen (Co-Founder, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream/Activist)
- Janet Langhart -Cohen (Journalist, Author, Playwright)
- Willam S. Cohen (Former Senator and US Secretary of Defense)
- Celeste Headlee (NPR/CNN Journalist/Author)
- Dolores Huerta (Civil Rights Icon)
- Cornel West (Philosopher and former Professor at Harvard and Princeton)
- Rainn Wilson (Actor/Activist)
Programs and Activities
Learn about some of the new programs that will be offered at the National Race Amity Institute, including the Campus Conversations on Race, Race Amity Leadership Academy, Student Theater Project, Leadership Symposiums, and others.
Naming and Sponsorship Opportunities
High-profile naming and sponsorship opportunities are available in the heart of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn District, in a state-of-the-art facility that will attract a steady stream of tourists, thought leaders, students, activists and others who will attend training sessions, seminars, and entertainment programs throughout the year.
Godmothers of Race Amity Brick Campaign
Purchase a brick in the National Race Amity Institute’s entry plaza and engrave it with the dedication or uplifting message of your choice. Facing vibrant Edgewood Ave., the plaza will be dedicated to the “Godmothers of Race Amity,” Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt, whose friendship is an iconic example of race amity in action.
News and Stories
NCRA has launched the Godmothers of Race Amity Plaza Brick Campaign to support the new National Race Amity Institute (NRAI) under construction in Atlanta, Georgia. The groundbreaking for the BE on Edgewood Complex, which will house the NRAI, was held on July 11 only a...
by Mark Lannaman Originally published by the Saporta Report on July 17, 2023 On Tuesday, July 11, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at a neglected building on historic Edgewood Avenue in Downtown Atlanta which will become the site of BE on Edgewood. Fulton County...
Last year, plans for the development of the National Race Amity Institute in Atlanta were slowed considerably by Covid-19. Recently, the program received a huge boost with a recent announcement by the city of Atlanta of a $1.45 million grant for the “Be on Edgewood”...