The Abbott Institute

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The Robert S. Abbott Race Unity Institute







Dear Friends,


In the wake of Ahmaud Arbery's death, many people in the community found themselves wondering, what can I do (to improve race relations)?


Indeed, many people across the country began asking themselves the same question after the killing of George Floyd.


We on the Board of Directors of The Abbott Institute found a partial answer for something we could do in the community of the Golden Isles, which is explained in the introduction to the business directory that you will find attached.  We decided to dedicate it to the memory of Ahmaud Arbery, as you will see.


We hope those of you who live in the Golden Isles, and those who visit often, will find the directory helpful.


In Peace and Justice,


The Board of Directors

The Robert S. Abbott Race Unity Institute, Inc.







The Robert S. Abbott Race Unity Institute





Dear Friends,


In light of recent racial injustices, many of us are asking, “What can I do to be a stronger ally in the struggle for social justice?”


In addition to the Resources and Actions posted on our website, here are two proactive ways to be part of the solution in our local community:


  • There is a building at 1621 Albany Street in Brunswick, one side of which now displays a mural of Ahmaud Arbery’s face. The building is the future home of the Brunswick Georgia African American Cultural Center. It is headed by Aundra Fuller, who is spearheading a drive to raise funds for the renovation of the building and attract volunteers to help with indoor and outdoor tasks. The building requires extensive renovations, and Ms. Fuller is now in the process of acquiring estimates for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, front door, window, etc.


If you would like to donate toward the renovation of the building, go to

and click on “DONATE.”


If you would like to volunteer your time, call Ms. Fuller at 912-289-5305.


  • The Abbott Institute is developing a directory of Black and Minority owned Businesses in the Golden Isles, or ones that can be accessed online to make purchases.  These can include in-home and professional services.  We intend to circulate the directory by every means possible to help people support these businesses.


You can help by submitting businesses that you can recommend from personal experience.

Please email the information to me at with DIRECTORY in the subject line or text them to me at 912-577-8168. I would like to have them by the end of June so the directory can start circulating in July. Here is the info that I need:

  1. Name of business (and type, if not evident from the name)
  2. Full address of business, or if it’s online only, the website
  3. Phone number and/or website
  4. Why you recommend the business
  5. Name of owner (optional)


Here’s to greater involvement of community members who want to make a difference!

In peace and love,


Diane Knight

Board Member, The Abbott Institute