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

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

by Jasmine L. Holmes
Carved in Ebony: Lessons from the Black Women Who Shape Us

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

by Jasmine L. Holmes

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A look at the inspirational lives of ten Black women of faith

Do the names Elizabeth Freeman, Nannie Helen Burroughs, or Charlotte Forten Grimké ring any bells? Have you ever heard of Sarah Mapps Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, or Maria Fearing? What about Sara Griffith Stanley, Amanda Berry Smith, Lucy Craft Laney, and Maria Stewart?

While these names may not be familiar to you, these women lived faithful and influential lives in a world that was filled with injustice. They worked to change laws, built schools, spoke to thousands, and shared the Gospel all around the world. And while history books may have forgotten them, their stories can teach us so much about how we can live today.

Praise for
Carved in Ebony

"What a gift this book . . . will be to you! Jasmine has a way of teaching you a history lesson you never knew you needed, while pointing you to a God who deeply cares for his children."—JAMIE IVEY, bestselling author and host of The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey podcast

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764238864
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2022
Edition description: Young Reader's Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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 to 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 three young sons. Find more at

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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