Our Ongoing Anti-Racism Work

– Jennifer Drury, June 9

As we sit between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, when many flags are waving across our nation, I find this statement by the Black Caucus of the Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches a good reminder of all that Black Americans have endured and sacrificed to build and protect America. Langston Hughes’s poem, Let America Be America Again, originally published in 1936 in Esquire Magazine is striking in that it still speaks the truth of our reality today. We have come so far but we have so far to go to realize the American Dream for all.  

Black Caucus Statement – Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches
It has been 401 years since the first enslave Africans numbering about 20 were brought to the Eastern shores of what would become the United States of America. Click HERE to read the whole statement.