August 18, 2017

A Moment in Black History: Dr. Vincent Harding

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By The Reverend Kimberly S. Jackson February 9, 2016 I knew him as Uncle Vincent. Others called him dad. Still others called him teacher, prophet, preacher and friend. Today I honor the man who truly believed that we can build a new world. In his revised version of “Jacob’s Ladder,” Dr. Vincent Harding taught us that in […]

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 Herstory Month: The Reverend Pauli Murray

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For the first Sunday in Black History Month, we celebrate Pauli Murray, the first African American female ordained in the Episcopal Church. A non-gender conforming, Civil Rights attorney, poet, and co-founder of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Pauli is celebrated as a saint in the Episcopal Church. While we doubt that she will ever […]

A Black Herstory Moment: Ms. Ethel Mae Matthews

Ms. Ethel Mae Matthews

  As thousands of Georgians brace themselves for the possibility of losing their Food Stamps, we pause on this 6th day in Black History month to celebrate the life and legacy of Mrs. Ethel Mae Matthews. Ms. Matthews was one of the most passionate, strategic and successful poverty rights advocates from Atlanta’s Peoplestown Neighborhood. Affiliated with Emmaus House, Ms. […]

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.