African American

Social Concerns
Bishop Woodie W. White (center) crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, during the 50th anniversary observance in 2015 of Bloody Sunday. With him are his wife, Kim (right), Ruby Shinhoster and Beth Clarke. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

A look back at Bloody Sunday’s 50th anniversary

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, UM News revisits its 2015 trip to Selma, Alabama, for the 50th anniversary of the 1965 marches protesting racial segregation.
Theology and Education
James W. Story is working to preserve African American spiritual songs through an album and stage shows. Photo by Josh Cross, courtesy of Gallatin News.

Music educator devoted to preserving spirituals

The lifelong goal of musician James W. Story has been to preserve African American spiritual music, which inspired and instructed slaves as they traveled on the underground railroad toward freedom.
Local Church
Cain Hope Felder, June 9, 1943-Oct. 1, 2019. Photo courtesy of JK Photography, Howard University

Scholar who focused on Bible's diversity dies

The Rev. Cain Hope Felder, a longtime professor at Howard University and groundbreaking scholar on race in the Bible, has died.
Racism
An engraving from 1830 depicts the slave trade in the United States. The U.S. Capitol is visible in the background.  To mark the 400th anniversary of the first African people being brought to the U.S. as slaves, a study guide and other resources have been prepared to help United Methodists better understand that haunting legacy. Engraving from the Library of Congress.

Slavery anniversary leads to new discussions

To mark the 400th anniversary of the first African people being brought to the U.S. as slaves, these resources can help United Methodists better understand that haunting legacy.

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