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Happy New Year! Do You Know the History of Watch Night service? — Updated

Since it’s initial posting,my “History of Watch Night” has generated a number of hits and appreciative emails and comments. This recent comment from a reader inspired me to repost it this week: [I] attend[ed] a panel discussion on the history … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR — ALL THE BEST IN 2012

Happy 2012 to All – – courtesy ProPublica In 2011, I had resolved to share the facts behind Watch Night and other black traditions. I think I accomplished that goal. As you prepare for 2012, you might want to read: … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Do You Know the History of Watch Night service?

At a recent community event, an elder taught me the history behind “watch night services.” So much of what we do culturally as African Americans has a poignant historical significance. We must share the history of our enslavement, struggles, culture and … Continue reading

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