All roads lead to Ferguson

My friend, Bishop John Selders, native of Ferguson, Mo., and pastor at Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, is taking a group of students on a freedom and justice tour to Ferguson, to Baltimore, to Pittsburgh, to New York and to other places, and you can donate here. You can learn more here.

On leading tours through a Southern plantation

A 100 years ago, I went to Savannah with a friend. We both had always wanted to go — for me, I’d wanted to see the lush city since reading “Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil” — but what I found at the actual town was a white-washed (literally) view of the Old …