WHM: WEEK 2

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IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH, EACH WEEK REDEEMER EAST HARLEM WILL HIGHLIGHT THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF KEY WOMEN THROUGHOUT CHURCH HISTORY. CHECK BACK EACH WEEK FOR NEW ADDITIONS!

WE ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES AS A WAY TO CELEBRATE BY LISTENING, READING, AND WATCHING. 

Rosa Parks (Born December 1, 1955 - Died October 24th, 2005), also known as the “Mother of Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement,” was a seamstress and a civil rights activist who became famous for her refusal to give up her seat to a white male. Her arrest and civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott. For more CLICK HERE.

Florence Nightingale (Born 1820- Died 1910), known as “The Lady With the Lamp,” was a British nurse, social reformer, and statistician best known as the founder of modern nursing. Her experiences as a nurse during the Crimean War were foundational in her views about sanitation, hygiene, and patient care. Nightingale revolutionized the field of nursing, a mission that began with a call to God’s service at age 17. For more CLICK HERE.

Mother Teresa (Born August 26, 1910 - Died September 5, 1997), was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her work in “bringing help to suffering humanity.” Known to minister to those that others wouldn’t even consider, she became one of the most famous missionaries of all time. For more CLICK HERE.

Susan B. Anthony (Born February 15, 1820 - Died 1906), was born into a Quaker family with a long history of anti-slave activism and women’s suffrage. She was deeply faithful and "refused to secularize the women's rights movement, knowing it would take both the religious and the irreligious to change society." For more CLICK HERE.

RESOURCES

Listen: 

Truth’s Table Podcast: A podcast focusing attention on the concerns of women, and specifically black women, from a Christian perspective. 

 

Read:

His Testimonies, My Heritage: A collection of devotions is by a diverse group of women of color—African-Americans, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Asian women -  all of whom you should know and follow. 

 

Watch: 

Women's Voices on Issues of Justice: This talk is well worth the listen, but the panel also includes women you should know, follow, read, and from whom you should learn.