Click here to view the video of Walking While Black: A Good Friday (Zoom) Experience, moderated by Rev. Dr. Henry Masters, Sr., the author of "Simon of Cyrene: The Cross Bearer of Jesus who was the only African eyewitness to the crucifixion."

The event took place on April 2, 2021 and features presentations from Bishop Alfred Johnson - Visiting Professor, Urban Leadership, New York Theological Seminary; Rev. Dr. Robin Dease - District Superintendent, South Carolina Conference; Rev. Dr. Peter Mageto, Acting Vice Chancellor, Africa University; and Rev. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt - Senior Pastor, Epworth Chapel UMC/Professor/Consultant/Leadership & Life Coach.

The video is available on the Africa University Youtube channel:

In this conversation, the panelists explored lessons from Simon of Cyrene's story and their implications for the struggle for racial justice and freedom of Black people today. They discussed:
1. African presence in the Bible: Reflections on Simon of Cyrene.
2. Becoming aware of how your story connects with God's story.
3. What others do for harm, God turns to good.
4. Know and appreciate our legacy of cross bearing (reflections on "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" by Dr. James Cone).

To order Rev. Dr. Masters' book "Simon of Cyrene", email or call (323) 893-3518. Book price: $10