“Melanie is a dogged reporter and a great writer who truly cares about people.”

Endorsements for Beyond the Railroad and its founder

The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., one of the 'Big Six' organizers of the March on Washington, former chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act

"Melanie Eversley consistently

finds the story behind the story

and brings it to light."

June Cross, Emmy-winning documentary maker, author, and professor, Columbia Journalism School

Erika Alexander, cofounder, Color Farm Media, The Blackness, award-winning actor

"Melanie covered my comings and goings when she was the Washington correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and even traveled with me twice to Selma, Ala., for the commemoration of Bloody Sunday. She has a real understanding of civil rights history as well as race and political issues. She cares about the people she covers and does a great job of putting issues in the proper historical context. I would put my trust behind anything she creates."

Michael James, national editor, breaking news, USA Today

“Beyond The Railroad is proof positive that Melanie Eversley hears ... all of us. The creation of this new news organization is custom built to speak to a new generation of activists, advocates and citizens. BTR is a powerful conduit, and an information highway for new American storytelling for modern times. I’m ready for the journey. Get onboard!”