Lucy’s Children

Lucy’s Children – Racial Justice Group

Lucy’s Children is a community effort to examine the fiction of Race in order to address the fact of Racism. Our plan is to provide information, opportunities, and events that can help us come together as a society to end racism. 

All members of BSEC and their personal guests are welcome at the learning sessions of Lucy’s Children. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact us.  Lucy was discovered in 1974 by paleontologists in Ethiopia. At that time she was the earliest known ancestor of the human species. This is why we call our group Lucy’s children.

Bereavement Announcement

Bereavement Announcement

Bayo Ayaba Callender passed suddenly on Monday, October 9, 2023, a victim of cancer. Bayo was a person full of life and expression. She had much to give to the world and she gave unstintingly. After having lived in many parts of the world including China and traveling...

The 1960’S: Decade of Assassinations (Members Blog)

By Lujira Cooper Medgar Evers 1963 June CIVIL RIGHTS John F. Kennedy 1963 November EXTERNAL CONFLICT James Chaney 1964 June FREEDOM RIDER Michael Goodman 1964 June FREEDOM RIDER Led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Andrew Schwerner 1964 June FREEDOM RIDER Malcom X 1965...



Enslaved Blacks, Native Peoples and Allied Others in the Frenzy of American Expansionism.Barely twenty years after the American Revolution, racially dominant interests turned internally to securing wholesale the country's physical land space and harnessing its...

Pondering War by Muriel Tillinghast (Members Blog)

(Download this document here)  I was in my third year at Howard University when I had an unusual opportunity to travel to Southeast Asia.  One of my stops was in the Philippines — an archipelagic country, a big word for a nation of islands, in this case about 7600...