billy graham

Moving Beyond Graham’s Legacy: Raising the Bar on Evangelical Participation in Civil Rights

The late Billy Graham said in an Associated Press interview in 2005 that he…


How Polly Sheppard Taught Me that Existence is Resistance

In February of 2018, during Black History Month, I had the honor of co-leading…


In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

NOTE: This article originally appeared in "Opinion" section of the New York…


Martin Luther King's Eulogy of the Four Girls Killed in a Birmingham Church Bombing

September 16, 1963 brought news of one of the most horrific acts of hate and…


Reflections on the Anniversary of the Murder of the Emanuel Nine

June 17 marks the anniversary of the murder of the Emanuel Nine. A white…


"Turn Me Loose!": The Assassination of Medgar Evers

The bullet that killed Medgar Evers didn’t stop in his chest. It ripped through…


"I'm Not Backing Off": Racism and the Undefeatable Faith of Fannie Lou Hamer

June 9 marks a grim anniversary in the history of civil rights. On that date in…


The Bible or the Bullet: James Meredith and the March Against Fear

James Meredith has always been his own man. You have to be if you’re going to…


Trayvon Martin's Death and a Resurgent Civil Rights Movement in America

February 26, 2012 marked a resurgence of the civil rights movement in America.…


The Misappropriation of Martin Luther King, Jr.

For over thirty years, U.S. citizens have celebrated the third Monday of…


Reflections from a Black Presbyterian on the PCA's Overture on Racial Reconciliation

The theme of the the Presbyterian Church in America’s 44th General Assembly was…


rosa parks

The Real Rosa Parks: A Lifetime of Activism

December 1, 2015, commemorated the 60th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks…


Emmitt Till

On the Anniversary of Emmitt Till's Death

On the anniversary of Emmitt Till’s death, I am reminded of the first time I…


The Reasons Behind the Resolution on Civil Rights Remembrance

The 2015 PCA General Assembly will be remembered most for the debate…