Our guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Gail Stratton, delivers a powerful sermon titled “Learning to Speak Truth in Oxford, Mississippi, Reflections on the memorialization of the last known person to be lynched in Lafayette County, MS.”
Stratton and her colleague, singer-activist Effie Burt, came to CVUU to share their experiences working on the lynching memorial in Mississippi. Effie was our guest soloist and also led the hymns during the service, including a rendition of Amazing Grace with Rev. Dr. Stratton and Rev. Sullivan joining her.