Witnessing & Testifying: Black Women, Religion and Civil Rights

February 14, 2003

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On February 14, 2003 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "Rosetta E. Ross is the McVay associate professor of Christian ethics at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities in New Brighton, Minn., and the author of Witnessing & Testifying: Black Women, Religion and Civil Rights. Ross' book explores the convictions held by seven African-American women who played decisive roles in the civil rights movement. Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Victoria Way DeLee, Clara Muhammad, Diane Nash and Ruby Doris Smith Robinson may not be recognizable names to most Americans. But each woman used faith and moral conviction to challenge discrimination in the United States. Ross grew up in rural South Carolina. She is an ordained United Methodist minister and has served congregations in South Carolina and Georgia."