Black History Month Resources

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Black History Month offers us an opportunity to affirm and celebrate the history and stories of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We believe that Black History Month is an invitation to more – more diverse stories, more understanding, and ultimately more of God; and that Black History is our history. Check out books and articles we've been sharing and learning from this month below.

BOOKS

Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African American Pastors, Thabiti M. Anyabwile
The Color of Compromise, The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity with Racism, Jemar Tisby
Divided By Faith, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith

CHILDREN'S BOOKS

When God Made You, Matthew Paul Turner
God’s Very Good Idea, Trilia Newbell
Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
Hero's in Black History, David and Neta Jackson
All the Colors We Are, Katie Kissinger
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, Kadir Nelson

ARTICLES

The Village; “Black History Month, Why We Remember,” Rob Daniels
Desiring God; “We Need Black History Month”
Every Student; “The Truth About Jesus”
Christianity Today; “The Inconceivable Start of African- American Christianity- Why slaves adopted their oppressors religion- and transformed it.”
Black History; "Why 1 Million African Americans Fought in World War II"
PBS; "10 Black History Little Known Facts"
Awesome Stories; "African American History"
Awesome Stories; "Selma to Montgomery, Bloody Sunday"
History.com; "Tuskegee Airmen"
cia.gov; "The Civil War: Black American Contribution to Union Intelligence"
Beliefnet; "Prayers from African Americans in History"
The Christian Century; "The Ferguson Declaration: A Black Lives Matter Creed"
Every Student; "The Truth About Jesus"
Christianity Today; "The Inconceivable Start of African-American Christianity: Why slaves adopted their oppressors' religion and transformed it” 
Brief Story of Byang Kato’s Life & Ministry