The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
1324 GA Hwy 49 S
Repository URL: http://www.koinoniapartners.org
Repository description (extant): Established in 1942, Koinonia Farm is a Christian community located in Americus, Ga. We strive to live a simple, peaceful, shared life and believe in the brother and sisterhood of all humankind. In its early existence, Koinonia’s very presence challenged racism, militarism, and materialism.
Our commitment to racial equality brought bullets, bombs, and a boycott in the 1950s. We survived and have since given birth to outstanding organizations such as Habitat for Humanity International, Fuller Center for Housing, Jubilee Partners, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, and many more.
If you visit Koinonia today, you’ll see that we strive to live up to the legacy of our predecessors while continuing to live as a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.
Browse our site to read some of our history and the local African-American history. Look through our Web store to find fresh treats from our bakery, arts and crafts, fair-trade coffee and chocolate, and an excellent selection of books, including the Cotton Patch Version of the Gospels translated by our founder, Clarence Jordan.
Repository type: Religious Organization
Oral histories of Koinonia