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This silver 2006 Pontiac Vibe logged more than 44,000 miles through the 48 continental states during “On the Road: People Bridges to People.
 



About Us

 

The Diversity Times, a 10,000 monthly newspaper, ceased publishing with the February 2009 issue. In that historic last issue, The Diversity Times staff reported on scores of Utahns who attended the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Being among millions in Washington for the inauguration sparked hours of conversation and fomented numerous ideas about a national publication that would capture diversity in the nation. America, The Diversity Place formed as a Utah company in April 2009 with the mission to report nationally on diversity and multicultural voices as an Internet-only publication.

America, The Diversity Place launched its website, www.americadiversityplace.com, on July 1, 2009.

“On the Road: People Bridges People” was the first nationwide project of America, The Diversity Place. The objective was to document in each of the 48 continental states “Stories of America” and “Multicultural Voices Across the Nation.” “On the Road: People Bridges to People” began August 1, 2009 in Utah and successfully completed reporting from 48 continental states on January 7, 2010 in Colorado.

More than 44,000 miles were driven in the 2006 Pontiac Vibe that carried us incident free throughout the 48 continental states. “On the Road: People Bridges to People” netted for America, The Diversity Place hundreds of stories and a growing catalogue of more than 150,000 photos.

Stories are posted to the website, www.americadiversityplace.com, weekly on Mondays.

After completion of “On the Road: People Bridges to People,” America, The Diversity place relocated to Washington, D.C. to focus on putting together a Generational Plan to increase graduation rates among high school students in the nation. Execution of the Generational Plan will be the sole mission of Collegiate Bridges, a nonprofit formed in Utah to advance educational opportunities for students from underrepresented populations.

After 15 months based in Alexandria, Virginia, America, The Diversity Place returned to Salt Lake City in June 2012.

If you would like to be involved as a partner or assist Collegiate Bridges with execution of the Generational Plan, please contact Albert C. Jones, publisher, America, The Diversity Place.

Jones is an experienced journalist, editor, photographer and marketing professional. In the print newspaper industry, he has worked as an editor, copy editor, managing editor, sports editor, reporter and photographer at three dailies and four weeklies.

In June 2006, Jones launched The Diversity Times, which served as the “Multicultural Voice of Utah.”

Jones holds degrees from Olivet College (Michigan) and Ashland Theological Seminary (Ohio). He is ordained and licensed through the American Baptist Association.

Copyright 2012 America, The Diversity Place. All rights reserved

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