Throughout the month of February we will be providing a variety of resources for Black History Month.  We plan to add to this list throughout the month.  

Johnna's Articles

A Special Daily Resource Shared by Kerry Ruff

In the summer of 2000, Paul and I moved our family of five to Hershey, Pennsylvania to work as houseparents at the Milton Hershey School. We had one daughter in elementary school, one in middle school and one in high school and were assigned to a home that housed 10 middle school girls. We had become a family of 15. What an adventure! Our family spent four years with this wonderful extended family and the lessons we learned are too many to count and too precious not to share. In fact, the lessons continue, as does the love for these once little girls who are now young women. 


The articles celebrating Black History Month are written by Johnna Tansimore, a lovely young woman who is a part of this extended family. She has been sharing articles for several years and this year I am sharing them with you. She is a college graduate with a degree in Biology, she is a loving daughter, sister and godmother, and a committed Christian. She is also committed to sharing the experiences of African Americans whose stories have too often gone untold. She has a passion to share her history and to give voice and recognition to those whose stories have enriched our lives. 

I hope you are enriched by Johnna’s articles! 

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Cathedral Library Book of the Month:

February 2021

His Truth is Marching On -

John Lewis and the Power of Hope

By Jon Meacham

• An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America. #1 New York Times Bestseller, also named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post. 

Interview with the Author, Jon Meacham

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