Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Black History Month: Michigan's First Black Lutheran Congregation

Here's an article on Michigan's first Black Lutheran congregation over at the Detroit News.

Back then, segregation in the church and the nation was the norm.  "Separate but equal" was the mantra.  Of course, nothing was equal, but everything was separate.

Looking ahead, here's the South African Girls singing at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, CA.  This would NOT have happened when St. Phillip, Detroit, was founded in 1930.

Note to African-American Lutherans everywhere, I need some youtube footage!

Special thanks goes out to Facebook friend Robert for reposting the article.