Koinonia Farms, Americus, Georgia
Koinonia Farms, Americus, Georgia, 2007
Koinonia Farms was founded in 1942 by Clarence Jordan as an interracial community where people could live and work together. During the civil rights movement, neither black nor white children in Koinonia were allowed to attend segregated schools. Koinonia withstood firebombing, night riding, Klan intimidation, and economic boycotts and still exists today as an interracial community, dedicated to affordable housing for all. Habitat for Humanity was founded at Koinonia in the 1960s as a response to poverty in the rural American South.