I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

by Austin C Brown. Convergent Books, May 15, 2018.

This book illuminates how White Christianity contributes to racial hostility, how God works in a complex social fabric, and the importance of blackness and justice.


poignant memoir, the Black experience, the Black Church, justice then reconciliation, surviving racism in an "anti-racist" organization

Best For

Congregations exploring race and social justice


purchase as book, e-book, or audiobook

Suggested Uses

  • Gain perspective about whiteness and the Black experience by reading this book and discussing its implications with a group.
  • Start conversations about race, justice, and inclusion in your congregation by referencing an excerpt of this book in your weekly message or newsletter.

About the Contributor
McKenzie Scott Lewis

McKenzie Scott Lewis is the director of the Center's northwest office in Crown Point and serves congregations in the northwest portion of the state. A Baptist minister, McKenzie's faith experience ranges from Methodist, Church of God in Christ, Charismatic to Baptist. He has taught at IUPUI, served as corporate diversity director at Wellpoint Inc, coordinated diversity and inclusion efforts at Clarian Health Partners and served as CEO and chief cultural strategist for The MSL Group. He brings energy and experience to engage listeners from all walks of life.

A graduate of DePauw University, McKenzie has written extensively in his area of expertise, including the articles “Building Boardroom Trust” from the July 2009 Leadership Ventures Newsletter; “Editorial on Diversity” in the November 2008 Indiana Business Journal (IBJ); “Clarian Health Partners: United We Thrive” in the April 2007 issue of DiversityInc, Magazine; and “Helping Diversity to Grow Up” in New York Voice/Harlem USA October 1997 edition.   

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