Confederate monuments, kneeling during the national anthem, the #MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter—We live in an age of protest and reform. Today’s activists must pursue a deep knowledge of this nation’s history, especially as it relates to race and justice, in order to change the present and the future for the better. Listen as Jemar shares how America’s past to current justice issues in order to demonstrate how studying history is a form of activism that has the power to impact the present.


This talk was presented at Theology on Tap Chattanooga on Oct. 17 (pictured above).

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