Ann Jimerson

FHI 360
Ann Jimerson is a senior specialist in health communication and behavior change. She currently works for FHI 360 on Alive & Thrive, a project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote improved feeding practices for children under 2 years old in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. In the early 1960s, her northern family moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where her father was one of the few white full-time paid civil rights workers in the state. Jimerson’s interest in helping ordinary people document their personal stories has led her to volunteer with Desegregation of Virginia Education (DOVE) where she helped to create the oral history component for a traveling exhibit. In 2013, Jimerson founded the Kids in Birmingham 1963 project giving a voice to the black and white children who experienced one of the most turbulent passages of America’s civil rights movement.

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