What book will you dig into?
What music can you fill your commutes with?
What stories of Black greatness can you read with your kids?
We encourage you to immerse yourself in Black History in some way this February and see how it changes your life, March through January. Below is a list of resources to help you. Don't become overwhelmed by all the options but rather seek to take a step.
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 holistic 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.
5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month, The Witness
Bryan Stevenson on What Well-Meaning White People Need to Know About Race
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Tuskegee Airmen, History Channel (video and article
Integrating Justice into our Spiritual Disciplines, The Witness
9 Ways to Move Away from Privilege, The Witness
We invite you to a time to hear from our African-American brothers and sisters as they share their collective history, celebrate God’s faithfulness in their lives, and recognize the ways that God has uniquely knit them into the beautiful tapestry that is our Journey family.
BOOKS FOR TEENS
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults), Bryan Stevenson
The Hate U Give, Angie Smith
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
BOOKS FOR Kids
Heroes in Black History, David and Neta Jackson
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History, Vashti Harrison
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History,
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids, Kimberly Brown Pellum
Serena: The Littlest Sister, Karlin Gray
God’s Very Good Idea, Trilia Newbell
When God Made You, Matthew Paul Turner
Ada Twist, Scientist, Andrea Beaty
All the Colors We Are, Katie Kissinger
Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña
Hair Love, Matthew A. Cherry
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, Derrick Barnes
Skin Like Mine, Latashia Perry
Hidden Figures (PG)
Black Panther (PG-13)