“African Americans drew on their faith during the segregation era. When the masses rose up against racial oppression during the Civil Rights Movement, they were emboldened by a belief in a just and compassionate God. They trusted that God was with them and that he would set them free.” — Carol Boston Weatherford, introduction to The Beatitudes

February is a month of snow, rain (really, Michigan?), and celebrating African American history.

EBYR has several books for Black History Month, but today Ahna and Katherine highlight just four titles — all with a religious element — to get you started.

Stay tuned: later this month we’ll highlight four more recommended reads for Black History Month. Subscribe to EBYR TV so you don’t miss it!