Abandoned by My Church

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I am a member of the umc, during my incarceration I participated in umc n umcw all prisoners of okl redemption church, it is awsome however I am also a Cheyenne Native AMerican Indian women an a student at SWOSU i have been doing some studies on the Sand Creek Massacre and the Washita Massacre, to my horror found that col. chivington was a methodist preacher, I was really excited about your conference and the apology. I want a copy or to see it or read it something substancial not money or promises of money the actual apology to my people. how do I get this?

norene starr more than 4 years ago

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     "The world watched you protest the speaker you never should have had. We cheered as we saw so many of you refuse to acquiesce in the face of threats and calls for complicity. Your actions fit within a long tradition of Black people fighting back against those who attack our institutions and our very lives with their anti-Black policies and anglo-normative practices. Betsy DeVos’ commitment to dismantling public education and her egregious framing of historically Black colleges and universities as 'pioneers' in school choice are just two examples of why she should never have been invited to speak at an event celebrating Black excellence.  ...  You represent the best of Mother Mary McLeod Bethune who took the little she had and built an institution that remains committed to bringing out the best in us."

     From an open letter to graduates of United Methodist-related Bethune-Cookman University penned by 215 Black professors congratulating them on protesting the commencement appearance of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. 


   

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