African Americans account for roughly 13% of the US population but nearly 40% of persons gone missing. Historical desensitization, negative stereotypes, and criminalization related to minority persons reported missing are problematic when trying to get justice and equity for our missing black women and girls. From The Bottom Up Foundation is working to shine light and garner more attention, resources, and support for the nearly 65,000 missing women/girls of color across the country.
We are engaging with local law enforcement agencies and other reporting organizations to keep this list of missing updated and we need your help. Please use the link below to share any updates if you know someone has been found. You can also use the link to email us information if you have someone you'd like us to add to the site.
Listen to Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, founder and director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace and Social Justice at Loyola University of Maryland talk about the disparities that exist among missing persons of color, particular the vast difference when compared to white women
FTBUF, a 501c3 organization, based in Atlanta actively works to create programs and initiatives that seek to improve the lives of women and girls across all socioeconomic backgrounds. Make your tax deductible donation today to help further our work.