Christ Church Cathedral Celebrates Black History Month
Black History Month Events at Christ Church Cathedral
Saturday, February 17: Viewing and Discussion of The Black Church Documentary
Saturday, February 18: The Dean's Hour explores Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence
Celebrate Black History Month with the Cathedral! On Saturday, February 17, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Justice and Peace Council will host the viewing of the documentary The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, a moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, all the way down to its bedrock role as the site of African American survival and grace, organizing and resilience, thriving and testifying, autonomy and freedom, solidarity and speaking truth to power.
Afterward, a discussion will be led by Rev. Francene Young. Reverend Young, serves as the Dean of Administration for the Iona School for Ministry. Until recently, she served as Chair for the Diocesan Commission on Ministry, and formerly as Rector at St. Luke the Evangelist in Houston’s Third Ward. Prior to her ordination, Francene worked for Shell US in Human Resources, and at the time of her retirement was the VP for Diversity for Shell US. All are welcome. Special coffee will be served by our neighbors from Day 6 Coffee, and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend, but we do request that attendees register by February 15, so we can ensure there is plenty of food.
And on Sunday February 18 at 10 a.m., join us for The Dean's Hour, as our Robert C. Stuart Lenten Series begins as we explore the MFAH exhibition by 'Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence' with Dr. Caroline Goeser.
Additional Resources for Black History Month
- Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of African American Texas
- This Far By Faith; A History of the African American Presence in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas , the 2015 report from the Episcopal Diocese of Texas Commission on Black Ministry
- Houston Public Library's African American History Research Center