‘Steal Away’ pairs the pathos of backbreaking, heart-crushing slavery – the startling realization that a slave has to ‘steal’ his own self away to be free – with the promise of ultimate deliverance in Jesus.
Instead of honoring those who truly made black history into American history, leftist media, corporations, and the left have appropriated this tradition into a vehicle for virtual signaling.
The pedagogy of ethnic pride comes with responsibility currently being abdicated for radicalism. That’s why it’s a shame when curricula simply revises history for political gain.
With a career that took him all over the world, the song James Weldon Johnson most cherished was one he wrote to celebrate Abraham Lincoln in 1900.
The normalization of hyper-victimization has made participation in any civic activity tied to identity politics a minefield of potential affronts that few can navigate.
‘I had an ambition to work for the Lord and my race. I had great enthusiasm to serve my people; my heart was overwhelmed with compassion for them,’ wrote Rosa Young.
These composers and singers of the faith championed a musical style that crosses denominations and transcends race: black gospel music.
It’s time to restore real black history: recognition of achievement and overcoming obstacles as citizens integral to this great nation.
First Baptist has always had strong members whose faith, tested and tried with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, intimidation, violence, and even a devastating tornado, triumphed over all.
‘Things Fall Apart’ by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is an exceedingly even-handed account of the cultural clash between the Africans in Nigeria and the English who descended on them in the late 19th century.
William Cooper Nell’s innovative approach of collecting oral records passed down from Revolutionary War veterans showed what these unsung heroes did for their country and why they deserved equal rights.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced down a ‘high-tech lynching’ by the same people who now claim to be America’s arbiters of racial justice. He has every reason to be vindictive and chooses not to be.
Considering the obstacles they had to overcome, it was relatively quickly that African-American women, rising out of the evil chains of slavery, attained distinction as brilliant and notable scholars.
Madam C.J. Walker and Annie Malone succeeded by developing brilliant business models and strong work ethics at a time when many doors were closed to them.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s America is one where citizens act as the best possible representatives of their respective cultures and traditions.
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.
You might not have heard of these less celebrated Black History Month heroes, but their lives of faith and service are worthy of recognition.
Human chattel slavery is found throughout history. The slave trade uniquely embodies Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view that we all share ‘a single garment of destiny.’
By conscientious study and reflection, Frederick Douglass acquired a strong and proud American patriotism that he would retain for the rest of his life. Two Harvard professors say otherwise.
A property owner, abolitionist, renowned veteran, and promoter of education for blacks, Primus Hall was always busy promoting ‘truth and good.’
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