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LET'S TALK | BRIDGING THE DIVIDE - 400th Commemoration of Enslavement in America

  • Second Baptist Church 300 East Main Street New Albany, IN, 47150 United States (map)

Panelists Include:
Dr. Kevin Cosby, Dr. F. M. Smith Jr, and Cheri Mills of Simmons College

Join our panelists for a discussion centered around the arrival of the first documented slaves who landed in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. The talk will also center around the 40 Days of Prayer for the liberation of American descendants of slavery. The 40 Days of Prayer begins on July 12th and ends on August 20th. Every daily reading during the 40 Days of Prayer will be about an actual account of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. The reading will share information about the slaves perceived age (as many did not know what their age was), and the atrocities they were running from. The information and research from the readings comes from the work of William Still.

In addition to the panel discussion, Jerry Finn of Friends of the Town Clock Church will speak about its history and ties to the Underground Railroad.

August 20th marks the 400th Commemoration of Black Enslavement in America. This program serves as an invitation to the public and local ministers to engage in the national event on August 20th.

This program is Free to the Public thanks to the Horseshoe Foundation. Seating is limited. Please RSVP using the link below.