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Resource celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The Michigan Conference has produced a Multigenerational Activity Journal and Resource Book featuring 28 historical figures. Read their stories and celebrate their gifts and legacy.

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Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States. It has received official recognition from governments in the
U. S. and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

The Michigan Conference announces the release of a Multigenerational Activity Journal and Resource Book featuring 28 stories of historical figures. The resource was designed, compiled, and edited by the Rev. Brittney D. Stephan, Associate Director of Multi-cultural Vibrancy for The Michigan Conference.

These stories can be engaged in daily practice throughout February or be part of an ongoing journal/reflection process for persons of all ages.

These are some of those featured on its pages:

  • Harry Hoosier: Methodist Preacher, Circuit Rider, 1750-1806
  • Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist, Women’s Rights Activist, Preacher, 1797-1883
  • Charles Albert Tindley: Gospel Music Composer, Methodist Preacher, 1851-1933
  • Bessie Coleman: Pilot, 1892-1926
  • Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly: Pioneer Religious Leader, United Methodist Bishop, 1920-2012
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Baptist Minister, Civil Rights Activist, 1929-1968
  • Venus & Serena Williams: Professional Tennis Players, 1980 & 1981

There’s space in the book for readers to do things like list character strengths; write a hymn; outline a community network plan; summarize core values; and design a self-care plan.

Click here for the book. Read and celebrate the lives and contributions of 28 persons who shaped American history.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022

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