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Mother Mathilda Beasley, OSF

A woman of faith and courage in 19th century America, Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F. – the first African American religious sister from the state of Georgia – knew that it was only through education and hard work that true freedom would be achieved. She found that by nurturing and educating others, she was able to live out the calling that God had given her. 

To learn more, download our resource packet. Women Witnesses for Racial Justice resource packets include:

    • Biography/Essay by Tolton Scholar, Tina L. Carter
    • Questions for reflection and conversation
    • Original art by Chloe Becker
    • Artist’s Statement
  • Prayer Service


Artist: Chloe Becker. Comissioned by FutureChurch.