Set us free, O heavenly Father, from every bond of prejudice and fear: that, honoring the steadfast courage of thy servants Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, we may show forth in our lives the reconciling love and true freedom of the children of God, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
#OnThisDayInBlackHistory (Jan. 13, 1818), Rev. Absalom Jones dies. The 1st AA Episcopal priest in the US, Jones was instrumental in founding the first AA Christian denomination and in the benevolent society movement.
In 1957 the Southern Christian Leadership Conf is founded. pic.twitter.com/Wo5YWNOdji
— Thabiti Anyabwile (@ThabitiAnyabwil) February 13, 2019