About Charleston Equity Initiative

We are a local community organization founded by Ke'Von Singleton, Charleston civil rights activist.
Our goal is to bring the community together, bridging the gap between the generations-long systemic oppression of blacks in Charleston, SC. 
We host events that foster discussion in the Charleston Community, such as town halls and civil meetings with community leaders.
With recent events, that goal has become more important.

For our Charleston Equity Benefit Concert, please see here,

Our Team

Ke'Von Singleton

Executive Director, Founder

Ke'Von Singleton was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He was always born to educate himself and his community. 

He has spoken at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Business and Professionals Breakfast, the Charleston County Republican Party Black History Program and, the CCSD Shared Future Meeting. His work and speeches began to shed light on social inequities in the communities. Singleton’s efforts have been acknowledged by Mayor John T. Tecklenburg, State Senator Marlon Kimpson and, ​Representative​ ​Jim Clyburn. He has also teamed with several organizations and individuals to fight the oppression in Lowcountry education such as the Lowcountry Students for Political Action, the National Action Network, Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke and, Vice President Joe Biden. His actions and deeds earned him great recognition as a civil rights leader in the Charleston community.

Ke'Von has been showcased in the Oprah Winfrey theater in Washington, DC for his six short films on inequality and injustice in the local black community.

Ke'Von currently attends Morehouse College, and plans to continue his career as a civil rights activist.


Contact: kevon@charlestonequityinitiative.com

Benjamin Buckley

Communications Director

Benjamin Buckley has been involved in the Civil Rights Movement throughout his education.

He has presented exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution and the House of Representatives on inequality within the Civil Rights Movement in Charleston, South Carolina.

Benjamin works with National History Day annually to present their competition in Washington, DC, where they facilitate the historical education and showcase of thousands of students across the world.

Benjamin and Ke'Von attended high school together and have been involved in civil rights projects ever since.


Contact: ben@charlestonequityinitiative.com

(843) 408-9272

Amani Lazarus

Chief Strategist

Amani Lazarus has been involved in advocacy work throughout her high school career. Through work on local projects within the City of Charleston up to legislation on criminal justice reform, she has always had a passion for being involved and serving her community. Amani and Ke'Von attended the same high school and realized they had similar interests in aiding the civil rights at that point. She is excited to join the team with Charleston Equity Initiative.


Contact: amani@charlestonequityinitiative.com

Max Milliken

Volunteer Coordinator

Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Max Milliken grew up and attended public schools on James Island. Max was taught the importance of public service from an early age and became politically active in 2015 after the murder of nine innocent churchgoers at Mother Emanuel AME.

Max currently attends the College of Charleston and is studying political science.


Contact: max@charlestonequityinitiative.com


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