The New York Times is the most recent media source to take a closer look at a significant civil rights project being processed for deposit and access by the Baylor Institute for Oral History. Rev. Angela D. Sims, assistant professor of ethics and black church studies at St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO, is spending some time in Texas this spring gathering oral histories with witnesses to the violent racial climate of the past century. Her project, titled "Remembering Lynching: Strategies of Resistence and Visions of Justice," allows African Americans to speak, most for the first time, of their personal faith journey through a time marked by racial hatred and the horrors of lynching.
Former BUIOH faculty members David Stricklin and Jaclyn Jeffrey have taken a fresh look at interviews they conducted in the 1980s with members of religious organizations that offered their churches as sanctuaries for refugees fleeing Central America.
BUIOH announces the opening of registration for its fourth online workshop, offered on two consecutive Wednesdays: April 13 and 20, 2011. Previous workshops have attracted participants from across North America, from Panama to Canada.