Together, we can
THE GUS NEWPORT PROJECT
The recent passing of legends like Congressman John Lewis and civil rights leader C.T. Vivian
has taught us the importance of preserving stories, especially now to power our current
What we do
We engage in Beloved Community Storytelling with the hope of not only continuing to learn valuable insights and lessons about Gus's journey but to also create a platform to curate and share the journey of others who have worked and are working to make our world a better place.
In 2020, friends gathered virtually to celebrate Gus' 85th birthday. Out of that grew a regular meeting of friends who have recorded more than 30 conversations with Gus and important figures in his life, exploring his history and his ideas about the Beloved Community.
Our Team & Advisors
Community development finance consultant. Co-Founder of Tempo Novus.
Ph.D., Director, Great Cities Institute and Professor, Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Damien Durr president of GNP Project & DCD Empowerment and former consultant for the Children's Defense Fund.
Wife of Gus Newport and low-income housing consultant.
Documentary filmmaker (Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, Holding Ground: The Rebirth of Dudley Street, Sweet Old Song).
Executive Director of South Asian Americans Leading Together.
Academic library services consultant and professor, President of African. American Church Historians and Archivists, and Community literacy activist.
Former Consultant to the Children’s Defense Fund on Nonviolent Organizing and Theological Education.