While the "backbone of the church has been Black women almost from the very beginning," historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. said, their roles have both been suppressed within the church and forgotten when recounting its history.
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In the 1960s, Ruby Bridges became the first African-American student to integrate into an entirely white public school system in New Orleans. She joins Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who followed in Bridges' footsteps 60 years ago and desegregated the University of Georgia…
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