Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

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Overview

Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, Maria Fearing, Charlotte Forten Grimké, Sarah Mapps Douglass, Sara Griffith Stanley, Amanda Berry Smith, Lucy Craft Laney, Maria Stewart, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

These names may not be familiar, but each one of these women was a shining beacon of devotion in a world that did not value their lives. They worked to change laws, built schools, spoke to thousands, shared the Gospel around the world. And while history books may have forgotten them, their stories can teach us so much about what it means to be modern women of faith.

Through the research and reflections of author Jasmine Holmes, you will be inspired by what each of these exceptional women can teach us about the intersections of faith and education, birth, privilege, opportunity, and so much more. Carved in Ebony will take you past the predominantly white, male contributions that seemingly dominate history books and church history to discover how Black women have been some of the main figures in defining the landscape of American history and faith.

Join Jasmine on this journey of illuminating these women--God's image-bearers, carved in ebony.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764238857
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/02/2021
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 471,444
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jasmine L. Holmes has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Fathom Mag, Christianity Today, and The Witness. Jasmine is the author of Mother to Son: Letters to a Black Boy on Identity and Hope, and contributor for Identity Theft: Reclaiming the Truth of Our Identity in Christ, and His Testimony, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God. She teaches humanities in a classical Christian school in Jackson, Mississippi, where she and her husband, Phillip, are parenting two young sons.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

A Note for the Adults 11

1 Elizabeth Freeman 13

One Woman's Fight for Freedom

2 Maria Stewart 23

The Boldness to Speak

3 Sarah Mapps Douglass 33

A Consistent Quaker Woman

4 Frances Ellen Watkins Harper 43

The Bronze Muse

5 Charlotte Forten Grimké 53

A Northern Teacher Goes South

6 Sara Griffith Stanley 63

The Southern Spitfire

7 Amanda Berry Smith 73

God's Image Carved in Ebony

8 Maria Fearing 83

Mother from Far Away

9 Lucy Craft Laney 93

Lifelong Educator

10 Nannie Helen Burroughs 103

Speaking What's on Her Mind

Notes 113

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