For Black History month I recognize the local history of freeing slaves during the Civil War. This area of Kentucky was sharply divided over the conflict and the prejudices of the past persist, but an interesting bit of history is the participation of some of the farmers in the underground railroad.
The pictures of barn patchwork I have attached are quite common in the area and relate to farmers who helped the slaves escape to the north. The sympathetic farmers hung quilts out of their barn hay lofts as a sign that sanctuary was available. My effort with this reminder is to let go of those prejudices.
Michael Cooper, Director of Spirituality
Clinton County Care and Rehabilitation Center
404 Washington Street
Albany, KY 42602
As a part of my teaching and uplift of community, I have created a bulletin board and posting the story of Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of the Beloved Community, its origins, and ideas how those ideas can be lived in our own community of Signature Chapel Hill. Information on the Beloved Community can be found on the King Center web site.
The three green squares are quotes from King about the triple evils.
I will have explanations of the Beloved Community around the building and I will share at our Stand up as well.
Again hopefully I can engage the community with a scavenger hunt of some sort.
It is my hope that I can instill a small portion of the ideas of the Beloved Community along with our Sacred Six among other things.
Rev. Christopher Wyckoff, D.Min.
Signature HealthCARE Chapel Hill
1602 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
(919)967-1418 ext. 3019