Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb
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A moonless night. A rowboat ride, about a mile, across an icy current toward the glow of a lantern on the far side of the river. Someone waiting there will be your next conductor. They'll guide you to a safe house as the Underground Railroad carries you north. ...
Usually in February, for Black History Month; or in March, as Reeb was killed on 3/9/65 and Young died on 3/11/71. This service is an...
Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development
Signs of Our Faith
One day in Alabama, in 1968, as farmers worked in their fields, a small airplane swooped into view. The farmers looked up wonderingly as...
By Janeen K GrohsmeyerWhen Joseph Jordan (pronounced Jerden ) was born in Virginia in 1842, slavery was still legal. Most people of African descent were treated...
A Chorus of Faiths
In February of 1965, the United States was at another turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Act had been passed in 1964, but critical rights were still not legally secured for African Americans. Black men and women routinely faced physical violence, biased "literacy tests,"...
By Hannah McConnaughay, Renee RuchotzkeThe Chorus of Faiths program helps develop Unitarian Universalist youth as interfaith leaders. Youth explore values of service to our community and religious pluralism through stories from our Sources and personal storytelling, and coordinate an interfaith service.
UU Voices: Stories from the Movement
By Susan LawrenceIn February, Americans say the names and retell the stories of African Americans whose achievements and contributions helped to shape us as a nation. When we investigate our shared past, we learn more about who we are today.