Telling Our Own Story: The Role of Narrative in Racial Healing

by Rachel D. Godsil; Brianna Goodale

Jun 1, 2013
This report provides an important resource for leaders and practitioners working to overcome our nation's legacy of racism. The authors present the emerging science of the power of narrative and do so within the context of efforts by diverse communities to find effective ways of communicating and creating new, authentic stories that honor the complexity of the past while forging a more equitable future. Advocates, researchers, and leaders across multiple domains are urged to integrate this emerging science about the catalytic role that narrative, individual story, can play in meaningful change strategies.