Means of Grace: Black History Month: Do We Still Need It?
February 21, 2023
By: Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr., WNCC Director of Equity and Justice Ministries
Black History Month: Do We Still Need It? - Episode No. 100
In this Means Of Grace podcast episode, Rev. Dr. Bill White, Jr., WNCC Director of Equity and Justice Ministries, speaks with Rev. Pam Blackstock, Rev. Rodvegas Ingram, and Rev. Dr. Otto Harris about Black History Month - what it means for our nation, our relationships, and the value it brings to our society and our churches. Their conversation challenges us all to move “beyond the heroes and holidays” of Black History Month and dive into the full history of our nation, our communities, and even our own denomination - to remove our “willful blindness” around the history of racial oppression and discrimination in Methodism's history, including the Central Jurisdiction and the current situation for many Black/African American churches and Blacks/African Americans in The United Methodist Church.
Show Notes - Episode 100:
Learn more about Equity and Justice Ministries in the Western NC Conference.
Read the General Board of Church & Society article, "February is African American History Month: The Blessing and Burden of Being Black in America."
Find resources for antiracism conversations and learning.