THE WALTER RODNEY LEGACY PROJECT (WRLP) is an outreach project by the Rodney family, The Walter Rodney Foundation (WRF) and the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library (AUC RWWL) to collect, record and preserve information about Dr. Walter Rodney.
The WRLP has two main components:
1. Oral History Project
- Select in-person interviews with people that knew Walter personally, who had a profound effect on him, or on whom he had a lasting impact.
- Oral histories have started to be collected with a number of elders and community leaders having already given their stories to the project.
2. Remembering Dr. Walter Rodney
- Collect and document information from individuals, groups and institutions that have had any type of contact or experience with Walter Rodney and/or his legacy.
- This includes experiences, scholarship, activism, photographs, videos, audio, letters, correspondence and any other memory of Walter Rodney and/or his work.
The WRLP will inform and enhance the work of the WRF and growth of the Walter Rodney Papers and Special Collection at the AUC RWWL. Our goal is to: increase learning, activism and scholarship; identify and recognize the global footprint of Rodney, his scholarship, writings and work; engage and collaborate with those whose paths or lives he has impacted; and to have his legacy serve as an inspiration to new generations.
The Legacy Project is assisted with a legacy donation from Stefaniyemiya Ingram Hazell in honor of her mother Anna Juanita Ingram (1935-2015), sister Trena Ingram Weier (1960-2004), and brother Rev. Dr. Billy G. Ingram (1952-2011), Founding Pastor of Maranatha Community Church.
As we continue in our tradition to honor our ancestors and the important work ahead, we say Ase.