DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — The Rev. Gil Caldwell attended Boston University’s School of Theology instead, and there met the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired him to work for racial justice.
Tag - Black History Month
(RNS) With his Darius Rucker voice, Martin Luther King Jr. prose, G.K. Chesterton depth and Billy Graham anointing, the Senate chaplain provoked our minds and prodded our emotions.
(RNS) She helped type and edit her husband's sermons and rejected the asceticism he had wanted to model after traveling to India and studying Gandhi's words. Excerpts from her book, as told to the Rev. Barbara Reynolds.
(RNS) Representatives of seminaries, church councils and Presbyterian and Lutheran denominations plan to make the trek to the remote town where Anthony Crawford was lynched.
(RNS) 'There is no way you can ... understand the African-American journey without understanding the very real role faith played in its history,' said a museum official.
(RNS) Rep. John Lewis, 76, teamed up with congressional staffer Andrew Aydin, 32, and artist Nate Powell, 38, to create a three-part graphic novel series about his work in the civil rights movement.
(RNS) Two centuries later, members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church made another pilgrimage to Philadelphia for the denomination’s General Conference.
(RNS) The faith of Harriet Tubman is indisputable. Here are 5 faith facts about the abolitionist, famed conductor of the Underground Railroad and reported new face of the $20 bill.
(RNS) The U.S. Postal Service called Richard Allen “an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history.”
"I have heard that the Mormons kept meticulous records, yet I am an African American, so I don’t know if they would have records on my kin," a reader asks historian Henry Louis Gates.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) "There is a possibility that on gay rights and marriage equality, God is speaking more through the judiciary than God is speaking through the United Methodist Church,” he says.
(RNS) Michael Eric Dyson called Taylor's preaching style a blend of brilliant metaphors and an "uncanny sense of rhythmic timing put to dramatic but not crassly theatrical effect.''
(RNS) A Baptist deacon, a minister, a Unitarian laywoman and an Episcopal seminarian sacrificed their lives in connection with the Alabama voting rights protests.
Last night, Mia Love made history. I disagree with her positions on guns, healthcare, education, and just about everything else, but the woman has moxie. I'll give her that.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As one of the last surviving members of a generation of civil rights icons, the Rev. C.T. Vivian was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the nation's first African-American president.