BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter: The Growth of a New Social Justice Movement
In the article below, Syracuse University historian Herbert Ruffin explores the rapid rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement as the most recent development in the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice in the United States.

Black History Month-Sandra McElrath

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Courtesy of Sandra McElrath

Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to United States history. Did you know that Madam CJ Walker was America’s first self-made woman to become a millionaire or that George Washington Carver was able to derive nearly 300 products from peanuts? Get the story of the creation of the NAACP, famous firsts in African American history and other black history facts.

REPEAT ARTICLE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

REPEAT ARTICLE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Omar Ibn Said

Omar Ibn Said, also know as
"Uncle Moreau" was unusual
among enslaved people in the
abtebellum United States in
that before he was captured
he was highly educated and
could read and write fluently
at a time when most African
slaves were illiterate. Said's
autobiography is unique be-
cause it is the only personal
account of a slave written in
his own native language while
he was in bondage in the
United States.

THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL

Emmett Till's accuser admits she lied; will new charges be filed?
USA TODAY NETWORK Jerry Mitchell, The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger Published 1:20 p.m. ET Feb. 7, 2017 |

Emmett Till and the renewed push to solve ...

Emmett Till was killed Aug. 28, 1955, and the federal Justice Department still struggles to resolve civil-rights-era murders. Video provided by Newsy Newslook

(Photo: Courtesy of family)

5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

"You are the light of the world." Speaking to his followers, Jesus tells them of the influence they are meant to have. Like the seasoning that gives food its flavor, they are to be "the salt of the earth" and like a lamp on a lamp-stand that "gives light to all in the house."
Clearly, their influence on the people around them is meant to be positive and substantial. But what is the source of this irreplaceable influence?

Moving backward on racial progress

Moving backward on racial progress
By Tom Ehrich
c. 2013 Religion News Service

SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an enormous cross looking down on a nearby valley.

The vista reminded me of Gettysburg, so I asked my host, “Did Sewanee play a part in the war?”

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter: The Growth of a New Social Justice Movement

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In the article below, Syracuse University historian Herbert Ruffin explores the rapid rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement as the most recent development in the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice in the United States.

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