Black History Month:
Truly, we are blessed by the diverse gifts of God’s many people. In February, we are especially grateful for the resilient and hopeful faith of people of African Descent.
Our Ascension Librarian, Dolores Ledbetter, invites you to browse the library and the new Section 19: Strategic Authentic Diversity: Race, Religion and Working for Justice, every Sunday in February from 8:30-9:00 a.m. Books are available to check out for both children and adults.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. – Desmond Tutu
Black History in our Culture
We encourage you to be inspired!
And, for the quilters among us, you might appreciate this video about Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
Then watch Misty Copeland dance Swan Lake (at 2:49 minutes into the performance) with the LA Philharmonic directed by Gustavo Dudamel.
Watch and listen to Audra MacDonald singing SOMEWHERE from Leonard Bernstein’s WEST SIDE STORY to honor Michael Tilson Thomas, former conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, prodigy of Leonard Bernstein
Only 7% of National Park Rangers are Black Americans. You can read about Betty Reid Soskin here.
Here is a video clip of “NO TIME TO WASTE” about Betty Reid Soskin and her place in history.
Wynton Marsalis on Jazz as a Tool for Understanding Life