Celebrating Black History / Whitney Young / James Reeb
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 opportunity for many congregations to address social justice, racial justice, white privilege, racial identity. Whitney Young (1921-1971) was an African American Unitarian Universalist (UU) who was executive director of the National Urban League and an activist in the civil rights movement. James Reeb (1927-1965) was a white UU minister who was killed in Selma, Alabama, while supporting the civil rights movement there.
From Tapestry of Faith Curricula
Unitarian Universalist Perspectives
- UU World Articles on Black History
- UU World Articles on Whitney Young
- UU World Articles on James Reeb
Words for Worship Services
- A Network of Mutuality
- Extremists of Justice
- Litany of the Generations
- Speaking a History
- Testifying (a reading for five voices)
- The Inauguration of a New Day
- Singing for Freedom
- A Sermonic Letter to My Church to Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
- Living the Dream: A Sermon for Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday
- Spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2009
- Let My People Go!
- The Parting of the Waters
- Wake Up to Injustice
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