11 episodes

A new podcast from Highest Good Media hosted by Jasmine Holmes with Abena Ansah-Wright delivers bite-sized lessons about Black people’s contributions and the moments rarely explored in American Church History. If you don't have a lot of time and you’re eager to learn, this short podcast is perfect for you.

Carved In Ebony Jasmine Holmes & Abena Ansah-Wright

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

A new podcast from Highest Good Media hosted by Jasmine Holmes with Abena Ansah-Wright delivers bite-sized lessons about Black people’s contributions and the moments rarely explored in American Church History. If you don't have a lot of time and you’re eager to learn, this short podcast is perfect for you.

    Nannie Helen Burroughs

    Nannie Helen Burroughs

    “She can not be put into a box.” 
    —Abena Ansah-Wright

    In this episode of Carved in Ebony, Jasmine Holmes and Abena Ansah-Wright talk about Nannie Helen Burroughs. Burroughs was a speaker, civil rights activist, and educator. She was an advocate for including women in more prominent roles in the church, and founded her own trade and liberal arts school for girls and women.

    Links:
    Follow Jasmine Holmes
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasmineLHolmes
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.baucham 
         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminelholmes/ 
         Jasmine’s website: https://jasminelholmes.com 

    Follow Abena Ansah-Wright
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/APBAnsah 
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abena.ansah 

    Find Jasmine’s book at https://carvedinebonybook.com 

    • 24 min
    Lucy Craft Laney

    Lucy Craft Laney

    “Lucy Craft Laney is in the south, where racial violence is intensifying, the lines are hardening…and she is out here trying to create spaces for education for black children. That’s huge.” 
    —Abena Ansah-Wright

    In this episode of Carved in Ebony, Jasmine Holmes and Abena Ansah-Wright discuss Lucy Craft Laney, an educator born in Georgia in 1854. She was educated at an American Missionary Association school, and went on to start her own school for black children in her home state of Georgia, where she served as principal. 


    Links:
    Follow Jasmine Holmes
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasmineLHolmes
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.baucham 
         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminelholmes/ 
         Jasmine’s website: https://jasminelholmes.com 

    Follow Abena Ansah-Wright
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/APBAnsah 
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abena.ansah 

    Find Jasmine’s book at https://carvedinebonybook.com 

    • 13 min
    Maria Fearing

    Maria Fearing

    “This woman was born with nothing, worked to have her own property, and then gave away everything.” 
    —Jasmine Holmes

    In this episode of Carved in Ebony, Jasmine Holmes and Abena Ansah-Wright tell the story of  Maria Fearing, a woman born into slavery in Alabama. After Fearing was freed, she learned to read and write, became a teacher, and bought her own home. In her fifties, Maria sold her house as a means to finance her missionary journey to the Congo, where she stayed for as long as she was able. She served as a Bible translator, opened a home for girls, and rescued many children from slavery. 


    Links:
    Follow Jasmine Holmes
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasmineLHolmes
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.baucham 
         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminelholmes/ 
         Jasmine’s website: https://jasminelholmes.com 

    Follow Abena Ansah-Wright
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/APBAnsah 
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abena.ansah 

    Find Jasmine’s book at https://carvedinebonybook.com

    • 19 min
    Sarah G. Stanley

    Sarah G. Stanley

    “She never took the path of least resistance.” 
    —Jasmine Holmes

    In this episode of Carved in Ebony, Jasmine Holmes and Abena Ansah-Wright highlight the life of Sarah G. Stanley, an author, abolitionist, and teacher who was born into a wealthy family in 1837. After attending Oberlin College, Stanley became a teacher. Later she joined the American Missionary Association and educated newly emancipated students in the south.

    Links:
    Follow Jasmine Holmes
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasmineLHolmes
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.baucham 
         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminelholmes/ 
         Jasmine’s website: https://jasminelholmes.com 

    Follow Abena Ansah-Wright
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/APBAnsah 
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abena.ansah 

    Find Jasmine’s book at https://carvedinebonybook.com

    • 16 min
    Amanda Berry Smith

    Amanda Berry Smith

    “This is a woman who loved God, spent her entire life devoted in service to him, and can teach us so much.” 
    —Jasmine Holmes

    In this episode of Carved in Ebony, Jasmine Holmes and Abena Ansah-Wright discuss Amanda Berry Smith, a preacher, missionary, writer, and minister born to enslaved parents in Maryland in 1837. After her father purchased freedom for himself and his family, Smith became deeply  involved in the Methodist church, and eventually served as a missionary in India, Africa, and Great Britain, among other places. Later in life, she opened an orphanage, which she funded with the proceeds from her autobiography. 

    Links:
    Follow Jasmine Holmes
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasmineLHolmes
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.baucham 
         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminelholmes/ 
         Jasmine’s website: https://jasminelholmes.com 

    Follow Abena Ansah-Wright
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/APBAnsah 
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abena.ansah 

    Find Jasmine’s book at https://carvedinebonybook.com 

    • 22 min
    Charlotte Forten Grimké

    Charlotte Forten Grimké

    “In her diary, Charlotte was fierce.’” 
    —Jasmine Holmes

    In this episode of Carved in Ebony, Jasmine Holmes and Abena Ansah-Wright discuss Charlotte Forten Grimké, an educator, poet, essayist, and anti-slavery activist. Born into an active abolitionist family in Philadelphia, Grimké became a teacher, and was later asked to teach newly emancipated people on the Sea Islands in North Carolina. While teaching there, Grimké collected folklore and wrote about the customs on the island, and published essays about her time on the island.

    Follow Jasmine Holmes
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasmineLHolmes
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.baucham 
         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jasminelholmes/ 
         Jasmine’s website: https://jasminelholmes.com 

    Follow Abena Boakyewa-Ansah 
         Twitter: https://twitter.com/APBAnsah 
         Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abena.ansah 

    Find Jasmine’s book at https://carvedinebonybook.com

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Barefootstylist ,

Listen. Listen now.

If you have read Jasmines book Carved in Ebony this is fabulous continuation of the conversations she starts there. If you have not go buy the book now and while you wait on your 2 day shipping, binge listen to this and let it wet your appetite to learn more about the incredibly powerful women that history has attempted to forget.

TimothyWasHere ,

The excitement

You can’t help but become excited about history when listening to these women. I wish I had them for my history teacher. Thank you

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