Black History Month

Black History Month

Articles

February 27, 2014

A procession during the opening convocation for 2012-2013 at Voorhees College, a historically black college affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Students at the South Carolina school often participate in worship at St. Philip’s Chapel on campus, including as acolytes...

February 25, 2014

Seven-year-old Chelsea West (second from right) learns to play the guitar with other young members from the neighborhood around All Saints Episcopal Church in St. Louis.

[Episcopal News Service] For 7-year-old Chelsea West, learning to...

February 20, 2014

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The world was watching on Feb. 11, 1989, when Barbara C. Harris was consecrated before a congregation of nearly 8,000 at Hynes Auditorium in Boston, thus becoming the worldwide Anglican Communion’s first female bishop.

The historic and, at the time,...

February 19, 2014

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Episcopal News Service is featuring articles on historically black Episcopal congregations during February. Resources for Black History Month are available here.

Michael Mims, retired Pasadena City College professor...

February 12, 2014

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Episcopal News Service will publish feature articles on several historically black Episcopal congregations during February.

The congregation of the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia, during the Palm...

February 4, 2014

[Diocese of Texas]  “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In...

February 3, 2014

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Videos, discussion points and other resources are available for use in observing Black History Monday and Absalom Jones Day on February 13.

Resources are available at no fee here.

The resources include videos from the...

February 29, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Durante el Mes de la Historia de los Negros, ENS publicará entrevistas con episcopales que participaron en el movimiento de los derechos civiles y en la obra de reconciliación de la Iglesia.

La Rda. Judy Upham no pensaba ir a Selma, Alabama.

Ella estudiaba...

February 23, 2012

In 1965, seminarian Judy Upham stayed with the West family of Selma, Alabama, while working for civil rights. Photo/Jonathan Daniels

[Episcopal News Service] During Black History Month, ENS is publishing interviews with Episcopalians involved in the civil...

February 19, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] During Black History Month, ENS is publishing interviews with Episcopalians involved in the civil rights movement and the church’s work of reconciliation.

Dorothy "Happy" Jones

“I like making trouble,” says Happy Jones, who...

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