The Church, Society and Race: Part 6 (Introducing Racism)
This is a multi-part series. Read part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 part 5, part 7, and parts 8a and 8b.
In this post, we continue our woefully brief historical survey, covering several high-level movements to help unpack why we are where we are today. We focus our attention on the period spanning from emancipation to the Civil Rights movement.
Slavery, Emancipation and Reconstruction
We left off with the institution of slavery in full swing. We don’t have time to unpack the horrific sin of slavery, the corrupt justifications for the institution, or the innumerable injustices committed by white slaveholders, but I will commend you to the history books. If you’ve never seriously studied this part of our family history, now is the time. Read through Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass for a frank and brief overview of one man’s experience. It is right and good for us to stand...
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