Black History Month

“In black history, we find a narrative richly woven with the themes of the gospel. It is a history that helps us to better understand God, to comprehend His plan for humanity and to see tangible evidence of His deliverance, love, and blessings.”

   
   
   

Around the country, February is a month to take intentional time to commemorate and celebrate Black History. Black History Month is an invitation to engage in the vital work of learning and reflecting on the importance of Black history and what it means for our lives as Jesus followers. Join us on Fridays this month for virtual viewings, Black History and Us, a documentary viewing with a live chat, facilitated by Journey staff and lay leaders.


A Film Series

Jim Crow
Watching: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Ep. 3 and 4

February 12, 7-9 p.m.
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Civil Rights Movement
Watching: Freedom Riders

February 19, 7-9 p.m.
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Continued Injustice
Watching: Thirteenth, followed by Zoom discussion

February 26, 7-9 p.m.
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Articles + Stories + Writings

Black History Month: 20 Stories Christians Should Know
Christianity Today

"Meet the leaders, activists, ministers, and artists who changed the church and the world..."

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DocumentarieS

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
Premiering February 16, 2021 on PBS

"[This documentary] traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power...."

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The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, Vimeo * STL specific

Thirteenth, Netflix (school to prison pipeline, mass incarceration)

4 Little Girls, Amazon Prime, HBO

Historical Drama/Movies

When They See Us, Netflix


The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon Prime


42, YouTube, Vudu, Amazon Prime

BOOKS FOR KIDS

Historical Figures

Representation/Identity

BOOKS FOR TEENS

FAMILY MOVIES


*Please note, any views or opinions represented in the resources listed below belong solely to the author of each article, video, or podcast and do not represent the wholistic theology or views of The Journey. Resources are offered here as a means of exploration to the reader. Our hope is that you would prayerfully wrestle with the content you encounter, discuss with others who represent the diversity of God's kingdom, and walk away from these resources with additional lenses with which you can understand and pursue biblical justice and mercy.