400 Years of Inequality and Resistance, 1619-2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019

We marked 400 years since Africans were captured, kidnapped and sold into slavery in Jamestown, Virginia by honoring our ancestors who resisted.

"Resistance is an act of faith and it is the only way we will change the world," our senior minister, The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis said.

Watch a playlist from worship here.

In addition to powerful spirituals, gospel music, scripture reading, and preaching, congregants and the senior minister poured out libations in honor of our African ancestors.

Libations were poured in gratitude for our ancestors who built civilizations, survived the horrors of the Middle Passage, stayed faithful to the ethic of love even though enslaved, maintained their dignity in the face of physical and psychic violence, and all those who lived, loved and gave us life.

Both worships were followed by a Resistance Sermon Talkback from global women's rights activist Achebe Powell. Watch and share the not-to-be-missed educational opportunity.

This was the second of four worships that mark 400 years of resistance. Sunday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 1 will also honor four centuries of resistance. View the sermon from our first worship in this series here, In Plain Sight, by Derrick Harkins.