In Homecoming, Alabamians from near and far gather to share stories, songs, and rituals about leaving and returning home. Inspired by Alabama Day—an annual roaming reunion founded in Sumter County that brings together the Alabama diaspora—Homecoming collects and shares personal, family, and collective stories about migrations, large and small. For Black Alabamians, economic migration has shaped their lives from the forced migration of slavery to the Great Migration of the Jim Crow Era. Today, contemporary economic movements continue to shape how they create, define, and remember home. Homecoming shares these histories inside a uniquely Alabama tradition. Join us for this reunion, a ritual that reverses tides of separation.
Facilitator / Producers
Empathetic, resourceful, relational, analytical, inquisitive
team player, volunteer, people person
artist, writer, works with people
creative, fun, organic gardener, artist
Mixed media artist; lifelong learner