Monthly Archives: June 2015

How to Use This Issue (June 2015)

June is my favorite month—a time for weddings, my anniversary, the last day of school, graduation and the first day of summer camp. It is also a special time for a favorite new hobby: I take photographs of flowers in nearby Riverside Park. The most eye-popping beautiful weekend of the … Continue reading

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Two and a half years after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Union army general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1865, with news that the enslaved were now free. “The people of Texas are informed that … Continue reading

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The Road to Brown v. Board of Education

The June 2015 issue of response features a story on Pauli Murray, civil rights lawyer commissioned by United Methodist Women foremothers to write an analysis of the effect of racial segregation on education. This work, titled States Laws on Race and … Continue reading

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From the President (June 2015)

Another Chance to Bless Anyone who knows me will agree I love to shop at Christian bookstores. I will walk in with one thing on my mind and hours later come out with bags full of purchases. “Where’s the blessing in that?” you ask. … Continue reading

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Pauli Murray and the True Story of Courageous Women

The June 2015 issue of response features a brief story on Pauli Murray and her role in United Methodist Women and U.S. history. This video, which debuted at Assembly 2014, tells this story as well. Enjoy!

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From the Editor (June 2015)

On the children’s album The Dragonfly Races by folk singer Ellis Paul is a song titled “Abiola.” In the song, the king has offered his daughter’s hand in marriage to the person who can kill the fearsome beast that is … Continue reading

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