With the help of scholars, students, and teams of volunteers across the country, the MTP currently
conducts applied research
in the areas listed below. This research is then used to take action in a variety of social arenas
that include public education and challenging relevant social institutions such as education
systems, local-state-federal governments, media outlets, and the criminal justice system.
If you or your organization
is interested in getting involved, or if you just want to know more information, please call us at (229) 234-2856 or send us an email.
The "End the Division" Effort - As the nation continues to divide itself along political lines, the MTP is working to draw attention to
the role one-sided, political "news" and "talk radio" outlets have played in fueling social division and polarization
in the nation. We also work to draw attention to how they have profited financially from it. With that said, we are currently working to educate the public and
challenge local media outlets about the role they have played in capitalizing on the "culture war" and dividing our nation.
To get involved in this effort or for more information call us at (229) 234-2856 or send us an
Police Reform and the
Case of Antonio Smith (WARNING: VIOLENT VIDEO CONTENT) - Given the over-policing of communities of color and ongoing issues with
racial profiling, the MTP is currently reviewing the case of Mr. Antonio Smith who was wrongly arrested and assaulted by a local
Valdosta Police Officer. For more information or to get involved call us at (229) 234-2856
or send us an email.
On August 1, 1908 Alonzo Williams was lynched and mutilated in Lyons, Georgia
after being accused of a "dastardly act" against fourteen year old Clara Bowen. The MTP is looking for
volunteers to research this case so please let us know if you are interested by pushing the
volunteer button below to send us an email, and thank you for being a part of our work.