Mother Lillian Brooks Coffey, affectionately known as a young girl as "Little Lillian", was a dreamer and a woman with a great vision. When she was just a small child, her grandfather invited Bishop Mason into their home. When Bishop Mason started his church in Memphis, she and other neighborhood children would attend Sunday School…Details
Frederick Douglass was a remarkable individual, Abolitionist, and Suffragist. Born a slave in Maryland in 1818, he achieved a level of education and oratory skill that surpassed many more schooled and opportune individuals of his time. He possessed God-given wisdom and an uncanny ability to see society for what it was and a unique ability…Details
Saturday Mount Sinabung erupted in Indonesia, killing at least 14 people including four students, their teacher, and a local television reporter. Please remember the people of this region in your prayers.
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Mary Church Terrell (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954) was a prominent advocate for Civil Rights and suffrage. She was born in Memphis, TN to Robert Reed Church and Louisa Ayers, both were former slaves. When Terrell majored in classics at Oberlin College, she was an African-American woman among mostly white male students. The…Details
Carter Godwin Woodson (December 19, 1875 – April 3, 1950) was an African-American historian, author, journalist. He was also the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, as well as, a founder of the Journal of Negro History. He started what was known as Negro History Week and he…Details
Harriet Tubman was an American Abolitionist and Underground Railroad conductor (c.1820-1913) would aided numerous slaves in obtaining freedom. She herself was born a slave in Maryland, before she fled to Philadelphia in 1849. In Dec. 1850, she returned to Maryland to help her sister and two children escape to freedom. She dedicated many years to…Details