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African Americans have played important roles in the development of the United States; the recognition of their roles in growth and development from a historical perspective is an important step in celebrating the contributions of individuals and the collective changes the African American community has brought about. Read more about Black History Month...

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Giving Voice: Unearthing the Ken Thompson Collection

Giving Voice: Unearthing the Ken Thompson Collection

After 40 years in obscurity, the unpublished Civil Rights photo collection of Ken Thompson is revealed.

Visit the Ken Thompson Gallery

 

 
Recovering the African American Heritage of The United Methodist Church

Richard Allen was a minister and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1816.Recovering the African American Heritage of The United Methodist Church

by Elliott Wright
3/2/10: Interracial origins of American Methodism are being rediscovered and celebrated as a fitting reminder of the original Methodist proclamation of God's inclusive love.

 
Martin Luther King and Morningside Heights

Martin Luther King by Elliott Wright
1/18/10: On the Hudson River, adjacent to Harlem, Morningside is the birthplace of '50s "beat literature," a stronghold of the '60s anti-Vietnam war movement, and the residence of  theologians Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Paul Tillich, and Reinhold Niebuhr.
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Musical Celebrations of Black History Month
Global PraiseThe Global Praise Program offers many resources featuring black hymn composers, preachers and performers. As The United Methodist Church observes Black History Month each February, consider incorporating these resources into your congregations celebrations. Read more ...
 
Drew University: Online Exhibit Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther KingThis online archive offers audio and text versions of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, articles, documents, and photographs.
Visit this resource at drew.edu
 
PBS Resources
World Wide Web/Internet ResourceAfrican American World is "your guide to African American history and culture."
Africans in America explores America's journey through slavery.
 
The African-American Odyssey: A Library of Congress Resource
Library of Congress/Black History Month iconTopics include: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Frederick Douglass Papers, Jackie Robinson and Other Baseball Highlights, Born in Slavery: Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, From Slavery to Freedom: A Pamphlet Collection. Visit the Library of Congress Site
 
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Last Speech

Video available onlineYou Tube

This video on You Tube also links to other speeches by the civil rights champion including the famous "I Have A Dream" address. Click to hear and watch this moving speech.
 
Black History Month Selection of Global Praise Music
The Global Praise Program offers many resources featuring black hymn composers, preachers and performers. Read more ...
 
Thoughts Upon Slavery By John Wesley
Read several points made by John Wesley.  Read more ...
 

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