June 28, 2017

A Moment in Black History: Tommie Smith, Peter Norman, and John Carlos

Peter Norman, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics

 For many people, Tommie Smith and John Carlos were just supposed to be entertainers who dazzled us with their speed. But with shoe-less feet, Human Rights Badges on their track suits, black gloved fists, and a long chain of beads around the neck, Tommie and John told the world that Black Lives Matter. In sock-clad […]

A Moment in Black History: Aurther Ashe on Ash Wednesday

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On Ash Wednesday, there is no better person to honor than Mr. Arthur Ashe! Yes, he was an amazing athlete who undoubtedly inspired lots of African American boys and girls to pick up tennis rackets. But we remember Arthur Ashe today because of his fearless efforts to end apartheid in South Africa. We honor him […]

A Moment in Black Herstory Month: Sojourner Truth

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  Sojourner Truth. Her name says so much about who I pray that we will all strive to be: one who takes rest in Truth.   On this 8th day, we celebrate her courage and wisdom, and give thanks for her clarity of mind. Sojourner Truth lived in a time when being black and female meant […]

A Moment in Black History: Saifa Wall

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Here at the Center, we recently had a discussion over dinner about people who are intersex. So, today, we honor Sean Saifa Wall. Saifa courageously shares his story with parents and pediatric physicians. In an era where binaries reign, Saifa demands that we recognize the complexity of the human body, and stretches the human imagination. We salute […]

A Moment in BlackHerstory: Anita Hill

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Today marks our 3rd day in Black History month. As Georgia Legislators talk to campus officials about sexual assault on college campus, we pause to honor Anita Hill. We celebrate her for her courage and dignity, and for daring to tell her story in front of a country that really wasn’t ready to hear it.