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Station 7- The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II

Saturday, February 24, 2018  
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fisher Memorial AME Zion
944 Elmwood Avenue, Evanston, Illinois

Participants will experience:

  • Women led anti-lynching campaigns
  • Victory abroad and home/double V. Campaigns that helped Black Americans advocate for a “double victory”- a victory at home and abroad
  • Women federal workers
  • “Black Cabinet” – positions occupied by Black folks in numerous executive agencies and offices as advisers during the FDR administration
  • Mary McLeod Bethune became something of a young rockstar in her capacity as newly appointed director of the Negro Division of the National Youth Administration
February 24, 2018

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston , IL 60201

In recognition of the 2018 Black History Month, the Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, and numerous Evanston churches and organizations have worked in collaboration to create this Evanston community project. Using the Stations of the Cross to situate the history of Black Americans, participants will experience Black history from the origins of humankind in Africa to as recent as NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Through various productions and representations such as historical texts, art, photographs, artifacts, teaching, preaching, bible study, and scripture, we will explore and discuss key historical moments and movements in Black lives.

Sponsored by the Center for the Church and the Black Experience, this project aims to:

  • Find, develop, and deepen leaders
  • Educate and reeducate the Evanston community, particularly the youth, on Black history
  • Build productive relationships and collective power between Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, Evanston churches, and councils interested in the thriving of black people