Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion, and Civil Rights

by Rosetta E. Ross. Fortress Press, 2003.

This book explores the unsung roles of women in the Civil Rights movement.


grassroots activism, history of seven activists such as Ella Josephine Baker, Septima Poinsette Clark, and Fannie Lou Hamer

Best For

African American congregations, congregations seeking to highlight females in leadership


purchase as book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Highlight women of color by reading and discussing their stories with a small group.
  • Prepare a sermon series about powerful women by reading about these activists and including their stories.

About the Contributor

Ben Tapper

Ben Tapper is an associate for resource consulting with the Center for Congregations. Ben has a passion for communal healing and restoration. He is also a consultant on CRG Chat and helps with social media.  

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