The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas is the Susan D. Morgan Distinguished Professor of Religion at Goucher College in Baltimore and is the Canon Theologian at the Washington National Cathedral. Kelly is the author of Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God and is considered a leader in the field of womanist theology, racial reconciliation, and sexuality and the black church.
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The Stories That Matter from a Black Mother to Her Son
It was this fundamental story of black faith that I wanted to sow deep within my son. I realized that if I was to prevent the denigrating pieces of white inhumanity from being “implanted deep within [him],” then he had to know the story of faith that has helped black people “in the teeth of the most terrifying odds, achieve an unassailable and monumental dignity.”