Meet the Author: Black Women’s Christian Activism by Betty Livingston Adams
When a domestic servant named Violet Johnson moved into the affluent white suburb of Summit, New Jersey in 1897, she became one of just barely a hundred black residents in the town of 6,000. Establishing a Baptist church a year later, she challenged assumptions of gender and race, advocating for a politics of civic righteousness that would grant African Americans an equal place in a Christian nation. Join us at 7 pm for light refreshments with the author, followed by a talk and book signing that begins at 7:30. Suggested donation: $5. 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.