It is February, when we are invited to pay more focused attention to African-American history.

To start us off, here are two resources that give us insight into African Americans in the Episcopal Church from U.S. independence to the beginning of the 20th century: AA Episcopal church timeline, and a longer, illustrated version from the national Episcopal Church.

Check back next week for a reflection on the complicated relationship of Episcopal churches to profits from slavery. After that, we’ll look at the history of African American saints