By Phil Haslanger
When Rev. Alex Gee was considering ways to translate into action the ideas underneath the Justified Anger movement and the subsequent Our Madison Plan, he knew that it would take some talented individuals to fill the operational roles.
They would catalyze efforts to eliminate racial disparities and empower the African American community here to achieve its full potential.
An idea began to emerge – to invite businesses to get involved in providing some of the talent needed for all of this to work.
“If business leaders would loan us executives,” Rev. Gee said, “it would send a signal to the business community that we are all in this together for the Our Madison Plan.”