Celebrate Black History Month
with MCC Richmond!
RESILIENCE!!! Past, Present and Future
During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month which serves to bring awareness, education, understanding of the journey of persons of African Descent.
Embracing a Wider Circle: Celebrating Black History Month
Reverend Georgia Thweatt-Johnson and Communications & Social Media Designer
Calvin D. Wills, Jr. sharing about Carter Woodson,
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Richmond-based Virginia Union University, one of our Historically Black Colleges and Universities, shares its history.
(~30 min video)
The Power of Love
Forge Ahead: We Shall Overcome!
The Hill We Climb
read by the Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman (~6 min)
"Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am."
- Janelle Monae
"The need for change
bulldozed a road down the center of my mind."
- Maya Angelou
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute."
"Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself."
"If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end."
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear."
"I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black;
it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect."
RESILIENCE!!! Past, Present and Future...more
As people of faith, we hope this month will provide an opportunity for us to experience Black History from new perspectives and an knowledge that Black History is Everyone’s History.
Black History is more than a recognition of past icons in Black Culture: it is an ongoing celebration of all achievements and positive contributions to society. It is also a recognition of the long and painful experience of Black people in America and the obstacles many have endured and overcome.
Please join us each Sunday in February as we highlight the ministry and work done by peoples of African descent within our community and throughout our world.
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