Saturday, February 3, 2007

Black History Month 2

"Ain't I A Woman?"
Sojourner Truth (see Amy Oden, In Her Words) was a powerful witness of holiness as a transforming force in an individual and in society. When the voices from the margins are finally heard it is earth-shattering. No wonder the powers that be try to keep them quiet.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Black History Month 1

On February 23, 1807 slavery was abolished in England. Without the work of one man, William Wilberforce, and the encouragement of another, John Wesley, the practice which de-humanized and exploited one race for economic gain, might have continued for decades, as it did in the United States. Read Wesley's letter, written shortly before his death, to Wilberforce.