African American History
Celebrating A Great and Rich Heritage
In spite of what’s being projected in the media today, African Americans have contributed to the growth of this country in hundreds, if not thousands of ways. In honor of these great men and women, R.A.R.E. Youth has published this page to display the contributions our people have made. Many of them studied the Holy Bible and they drew upon God’s word for strength, wisdom and guidance.
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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO BELIEVED BELIEVED IN THE BIBLE
An African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman.
BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
Founder of the Tuskegee Institute, he urged students to study the Ten Commandments
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE
An educator and civil rights advocate in Matthew 5:43 about loving our neighbors
DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quoted scriptures from the Bible whenever he spoke to a crowd. He compared the Battle of Jericho after the Selma to Montgomery march. He also quoted Isaiah 40 during the famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
THOMAS ANDREW DORSEY
Thomas Dorsey wrote a powerful gospel hymn entitled "Precious Lord, Take My Hand". The song was popular during the civil rights movement. He drew his inspiration from Isaiah 41:13 during a tragic time in his life when his wife died while giving birth.
The first black woman to serve as the Secretary of State. She quoted text from Romans 5 for inspiration through the tough times she experienced serving the people of the United States. Romans 5:1-4