"A Day I Ain't Never Seen Before," at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
|Sunday, May 14, 2023, 10:00am
Local author Joe (Jody) Bateman tells the story of the struggle for equality and dignity through the words of the largely unknown men and women and the civil rights workers who joined them. Their accounts reflect on the lives of residents of Marks, Mississippi before, during, and after the activist years of the civil rights movement.
The Black people of Marks, Mississippi, and other rural southern towns were the backbone of the civil rights movement, yet their stories have too rarely been celebrated and are, for the most part, forgotten. Part memoir, part oral history, and part historical study, “A Day I Ain’t Never Seen Before” tells the story of the struggle for equality and dignity through the words of these largely unknown men and women and the civil rights workers who joined them.
Joe Bateman is a veteran of the civil rights movement who served as a member of the Council of Federated Organizations and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (1964–66). A native of Oklahoma, Bateman now calls New Mexico home.
There are speakers on the patio if you wish to enjoy the service outside.
This Sunday there will be a Children’s Religious Education program. Parents are invited to bring children four years old and above to attend youth-led classes. Ninth grader Ivy Stephens-Etheridge, a former CRE student, will read a story and lead a lesson on “.”
UUFSC Safety Protocol as pursuant to our most recent UUA Guidelines:
Masks are now optional, but their use is encouraged. We will continue to serve refreshments on the patio and in the building. Visitors are always welcome.
Location 3845 N Swan Street
Silver City New Mexico 88061