Christine Weerts
Christine Weerts

Christine Weerts, author of “Heroes of Faith: Rosa J. Young,” is a researcher with the Alabama Black Lutheran Heritage Association. She won a commendation from the Concordia Historical Institute in 2020 for her historical writing on race. A freelance writer, she has degrees in music (BA) and religion (MA).

Amid Poverty, This Remarkable Alabama Woman Changed The Lives Of More Than 20 Foster Children

Thelma Kennedy, a 78-year-old Alabama woman, had a hard life. But that didn’t stop her from pouring herself into her six kids and more than 20 foster children — and everyone else she met.

How This Slave Descendant Celebrates Juneteenth In Alabama, And You Can Too

‘I have always loved listening to the stories from ‘old times,’ and I am proud of all my family has accomplished despite coming out of the horrible sin of slavery,’ says Betty Anderson, 69.

Birmingham Civil Rights Icon Leaves A Legacy Of True Anti-Racism

It was 10:22 a.m. on September 15, 1963, and a dynamite bomb had just ripped a giant hole through Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 25 blocks away, where Chris’s daughter had gone with her mother to celebrate Youth Sunday.

Amid Politician Preening, Participants In The Original Selma March Share Their Stories

The solemn march of solidarity, attended by people of all races and ages, gives a sense of the courage and commitment of ‘ordinary people who did extraordinary things.’

9 Famous Spirituals To Enlighten Your Understanding Of Black American History

Our senior choir sings spirituals year round, because we love the expression of praise and worship of Christ, the sharing of a gospel, reflected in sweet poetry and lush melody.

Riveting Stories Of Black American History From The Backwoods Of Alabama

You might not have heard of these less celebrated Black History Month heroes, but their lives of faith and service are worthy of recognition.