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Makani Themba

Makani Themba is Chief Strategist at Higher Ground Change Strategies. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi, and is an active member of the Democratic Visioning Committee, which coordinates and supports Jackson People’s Assemblies.


Jackson has a long history of black resistance—a seeming contradiction in a state better known for its stubborn poverty, violent Confederate fan boys, and deeply entrenched black oppression.

Makani Themba