Reverend John Jaspers (1812-1901)

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Pres. McMickle gave a sermon at today's All School Worship, where he explored the theology of Rev. John Jaspers, a 19th century preacher who grew up in slavery (1812-1901). He is best known for his historic sermon "De Sun Do Move.

The service today was presented by the Black Student Caucus at CRCDS. A focus of the event was sankofa, which means: "We must go back and reclaim out past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who are today." The term is used among the Asante people of Ghana.