African American history

March 18, 2022

Pioneering Dreams

We are continuing our series for Women's History Month and International Women's Day today. Let's learn more about the incredible achievements of Dr. Rebecca Cole and meditate on the creative words of Sarojini Naidu. Rebecca Cole graduated from medical school and became a physician in 1867. She was not only a pioneer for becoming a doctor as an African American woman at that time, but also a public health advocate and hygiene reformer in the US. An evidence-based researcher, she…

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Poetry, Women's History Month
February 2, 2022

New Day’s Lyric

Today, we honor the beginning of Black History Month by sharing a poem written long ago by Paul Laurence Dunbar and a brand new poem from the popular Amanda Gorman. Join us this month, as we honor African American poets each Wednesday. How do they inspire you? Please share with us in the comments. Sympathy I know what the caged bird feels, alas! When the sun is bright on the upland slopes; When the wind stirs soft through the springing…

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February 24, 2021

Black History Pioneers

During Black History Month, we have the opportunity to learn about leaders who we may not have been taught about before. Unfortunately, many of us didn't learn from history books that included these amazing pioneers. So, today, we are sharing just a few and we hope that you'll pursue new knowledge about others too. Then, let's pray together as we strive to be a society that is always inclusive and can heal from racial injustice. Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer (1917-1977)…

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Black History Monoth