A blend of African, Central American and Indonesian fair trade, organic, and shade-grown coffees. This blend supports the rehabilitation of the Historic Americus Colored Hospital that was established in 1923 and operated as a hospital until 1953. It was the only medical facility in South Georgia where black medical professionals could train and practice. After the hospital was closed, the building was used as a community center and day care. At the height of the Americus Civil Rights Movement, it was a place where literacy was taught and also housed a library for the black community, and a place where protest marches were planned.
The Americus Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee (ASCMRC) is now working to restore the facility as the Americus Civil Rights Museum and Cultural Center. Portions of the proceeds of the sale of this coffee support this effort.
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