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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Facing Our Legacy of Lynching

Facing Our Legacy of Lynching
How a memorial could help lead America — and Christians — to repentance from a dark history.
D. L. Mayfield
More than 4,000 African Americans were lynched between 1877 and the rise of the civil rights movement in the early 1950s. Lynching was a brutal public tactic for maintaining white supremacy, frequently used with the tacit blessing of government authorities. It was a part of my heritage I had never been taught, despite my homeschool community's heavy focus on American history and despite brave efforts by activists like Ida B. Wells, perhaps the 19th century's most famous anti-lynching voice, to draw attention to the epidemic. continue reading >>

Editor's Note
Our September Issue: Our Checkered Pasts Are God's Glory
Why redemption is sweeter without selective memory.
Book Review
When He Died Upon the Tree
James Cone's seminal book gives a theological response to the dark history of lynchings in America.
Propaganda's 'Crooked' Balances Raw Humility with Prophetic Fire
'Ain't we all a little bit a monster?'
The Exchange
One-on-One with Author Mark Silk on the Future of Religion, Especially Evangelicalism, in America (Part One)
Evangelicalism is now the normative form of non-Catholic Christianity in America.

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