Given by Rev. Maxine Hall March 20, 2022 Here is the amazing story of Caroline McClelland. She was an ordinary woman who did extraordinary things with her life. She followed her passion and refused to follow the expected life path her family and others thought she should follow. Video:
Performed March 13, 2022 Here is some beautiful music by an unusual duo. Video:
Given by Rev Adrienne Armes March 13, 2022 Here is the story of Antoinette Brown Blackwell. She was the first ordained woman minister of a recognized denomination in the U.S. in 1853. She was a strong advocate for women's rights. Video:
Performed March 13, 2022 Here is a piece of beautiful music by an unusual duo. Video:
Given by Wilma Owens March 6, 2022 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA We continue our spotlight on some of the African American women in the area of law that are inspiring. Today we highlight Barbara Jordan, Lani Guinier, and Marian Wright Edelman, the rebels with a cause. The last person is Mahala Ashley Dickerson. ...
Given by Wilma Owens February 27, 2022 Before the current nomination of Katanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, there were many African-American women who pioneered and opened the doors in the area of law. The first African American woman to become a lawyer was Charlotte Ray in 1872. Another pioneer was Violette Neatly Anderson ...
Given by Eric LeCompte February 20, 2022 Eric LeCompte is the executive director of Jubilee USA. He wanted to thank us for our support of the work being done. The pandemic response funds are helping developing countries get vaccines. There is progress on debt relief, disaster relief, climate change, and poverty. There is more work ...
Given by Donna Dirlam February 20, 2022 Rev. James Morris Lawson Jr. is an American activist and university professor. He was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolence within the Civil Rights Movement. He was also involved in the Labor Movement. Video:
Given by Shree McGruder February 13, 2022 A brief history of the town of Allensworth, founded in 1908 and named after Colonel Allen Allensworth. This is the first town in California to be established exclusively by African Americans. The central part of the town is currently the Colonel Allensworth Historic Park. Video:
Given by Reginald Owens February 6, 2022 The Fort Pillow Massacre occurred on April 12, 1864 in Tennessee. Some three hundred Union soldiers, many African-Americans, were killed even though they had surrendered. The Confederacy refused to treat these troops as traditional prisoners of war. This was one of the most controversial events of the Civil ...
Performed by Brad Davidson February 6, 2022 A gospel song which became a protest song and a key anthem of the American Civil Rights Movement. Video:
Performed February 6, 2022 Video: An inspiring duet.
Given by Ken Breeding October 10, 2021 This is the moving story of coming out by Ken Breeding. Video:
Given by Dr. Robert P. Jones August 1, 2021 This is the first meeting of our multi-racial community of anti-racist activists. The book, White Too Long, speaks to the legacy of white supremacy and American Christianity. The three churches involved in this gathering are Pilgrim UCC, Walker Chapel AME Church of Oceanside, and St. John's Church ...
Given by Caroline Theiss-Aird April 4, 2021 Over the last several months, our church has talked about racism and internal bias. The congregation is invited to complete the survey coming soon so we can determine where we go from here, both as a congregation and as an individual. We would like to set clear objectives. We ...