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Negro Spirituals — A Message We Desperately Need!

“Over my head I hear music in the air, There must be a God somewhere.” –Negro spiritual. Those words were written and sung during the most difficult of days, a time of great oppression and evil — a time of bondage, … Continue reading

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A Spot In Nashville Where You Can Feel God

‎””What do you think of God,” the teacher asked. After a pause, the young pupil replied, ‘He’s not a think, he’s a feel.’” ~Paul Frost A God you can powerfully feel will fill your faith with holy fire and excitement … Continue reading

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Famous American leaders speak against war

Edwin Starr sang the lyrics: “War, what’s it good for?”  That’s a good question. Some great American leaders have spoken out against war. Benjamin Franklin said: “What vast additions to the convenience and comforts of living might mankind have acquired if … Continue reading

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Why Was The Army In Little Rock, AR In 1957?

In 1957 I was a six-year-old in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I had a lot of company there as members of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division joined us in the city. At the time I didn’t really understand what was going on; … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglas — Freedom Fighter

Frederick Douglas is featured in the new PBS series, The Abolitionists, along with Angelina Grimke, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Douglas is an interesting person in American history. He was claimed to be personal property from his birth … Continue reading

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