Our scholars and audiences seek understanding about the history and faith of religious people and culture—but not just for the sake of knowledge. Faith And Reason challenges faith to confront injustice in our world. Today, that means taking a critical look at the injustice right in our own backyard. In celebration of Black History Month in the United States, we are doing a series of podcasts featuring a few exceptional individuals who are devoting their lives to making a difference for black people in Mississippi.
Every February since 1976, the United States has celebrated the achievements of African-Americans during Black History Month. The month-long celebration puts those accomplishments and milestones into focus through social media and in classrooms across the country. Most people are aware of the atrocities that have taken place in Mississippi over the past 250 years. This savagery and wickedness towards black Americans in Mississippi continue to this day.
This episode features Catherine C. Young, Sr. Vice President of the Memphis Mid-South Affiliate of Susan G. Komen. Catherine, a native of Crystal Springs, MS, received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, a Master of Science in Business Management, and a Masters of Arts in Education from Belhaven University.
Catherine shares a heart-wrenching story of what it was like as a little black girl growing up in Mississippi. Her assiduous courage was modeled by her mother, her hero, who emboldened Catherine with the resolve and endurance to become an accomplished professional black woman in Mississippi today.