Celebrating Black History Month 2022
The Diocese of Missouri is pleased to celebrate Black History Month with a special video series featuring sermons from God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, by James Weldon Johnson.
Drawing from the sights and sounds of his childhood, James Weldon Johnson sought to capture the passion and persuasive artistry of what he called African American folk sermons. He named this work God's Trombones because he thought trombones represented the broad range of human emotions expressed through human voice.
Along with this beautiful work of literature, James Weldon Johnson also authored the hymn Lift Every Voice and Sing.
The Rev. Joe Thompson, Director of Multicultural Ministries and Assistant Professor of Race and Ethnicity Studies,
Virginia Theological Seminary
The Rev. Renee Fenner, Rector
The Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension, Northwoods / St. Louis
The Rev. Aaron Rogers, Associate to the Rector
Trinity Episcopal Church, Central West End / St. Louis
The Rev. Erika Essiem, Priest-in-Charge
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Ferguson
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