On May 31, 1921, the Tulsa (OK) race massacre began. Over two days, white rioters killed as many as 300 people, burned 1000 buildings, and destroyed the thriving African American community of Greenwood. 100 years later, after George Floyd and others, I’m trying to understand better what the African American experience has been, both in and out of the church. I hope you’ll join me, and in a recorded video (available on our YouTube channel), I recommend a few books that are helping me on the way. In addition to the books mentioned in the video, I also recommend Walls Can Fall: Reconciliation & Righteousness in a Divided World by Kenneth C. Ulmer.
The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism https://amzn.to/2QXvpHT
Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism https://amzn.to/3vwcIu6
Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope https://amzn.to/3wDxMih
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism https://amzn.to/3wxvLnC
Building a Multiethnic Church: A Gospel Vision of Love, Grace, and Reconciliation in a Divided World https://amzn.to/34jWWXc