Christ Church invites the community to attend the African-American History Month event on Feb. 25.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Let Justice Roll is a musical adaptation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," composed and arranged by Mark Miller, Musical Director at Christ Church. The letter will be read by Gaius Charles, Emmy-award winning actor, known for his role as Brian "Smash" Williams on NBC's Friday Nights Lights. Several well-known area choirs including the Good News Choir of Plainfield, the Ubuntu Pan Af Choir of Drew University, and the Christ Church Chance Choir and Youth Choir will perform. Saturday February 25th at 7:30 PM. The admission price is $15.00 per person and tickets/donations can be purchased online here. Tickets (limited) available at door. Christ Church is an interdenominational, open and affirming congregation …
Lisa K. Winkler has written a memoir about Miles Dean and his ride from New York to California.
While historical tales of African-American cowboys such as Nat Love, Bronco Sam and Bill Pickett may have their origins in the South and West, one Summit author tells the tale of a modern-day black cowboy and educator from New Jersey. Author Lisa K. Winkler's new book "On The Trail of the Ancestors: A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America," recounts the true story of Miles Dean, her colleague in the Newark school system who rode his horse over 4,000 miles across the country in 2008 to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. “When I first met Miles Dean, I was hooked,” Winkler said in a press release about first hearing about the historical journey. “[Miles Dean's] passion for his subject and determination to …