My reflection in the Washington Post on the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown's killing.
What happens when historians consider not only the activism but the faith of activists? That is the question I explored at the 2018 Conference on Faith and History. I presented a paper as apart of a panel on the Long Civil Rights Movement. To prepare for the talk I visited the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial … Continue reading The Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Park
* This article originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective 6/27/18 The late Billy Graham said in an Associated Press interview in 2005 that he wished he had done more for Civil Rights. He especially regretted not partnering with Martin Luther King, Jr. “I think I made a mistake when I didn’t go … Continue reading Moving Beyond Graham’s Legacy: Raising the Bar on Evangelical Participation in Civil Rights
* This article originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective 4/23/18 In a revealing article in the New York Times, journalist Campbell Robertson, details the impact of the 2016 election on black Christians in white churches. Observing the overwhelming political support that white evangelicals exhibited for the current president, many African Americans felt … Continue reading A Wilderness Wandering After the “Quiet Exodus”
*This article originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective America fought it’s bloodiest war mainly over the issue of slavery. It took the deaths of over half a million citizens to abolish the heinous institution. This figure does not account for the untold numbers of black lives devastated by slavery—brutal corporal punishments, the … Continue reading Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday