Guidelines for Participation in the Witness Stones Project
1. Commitment to the Mission Statement of the Witness Stones Project:
“Through research, education, and civic engagement, the Witness Stones Project seeks to restore the history and to honor the humanity and contributions of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities.”
2. Research with original source documents about the enslaved individuals in your community
3. Educational component, such as the 8th grade classroom unit in the Guilford Public Schools, including training of the educators.
4. Review of your plans and programs by the Witness Stones Project Committee,* as well as the wording for your biographical sketch and the wording for your stone (and for assignment of the Reference Number to be engraved on the stone).
5. Placement of stones that are the same as, or resemble, the ones being used in Guilford (such that the brass markers have a continuity to the Stumbling Stones in Germany and other countries in Europe, commemorating those deported in the Holocaust).
6. Grants/fund-raising to make your program financially viable.
For more information, pease contact:
Dennis Culliton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Doug Nygren: email@example.com
(Guidelines updated 8-1-2018, by the Witness Stones Project Committee)