“I like that model of people becoming stronger and making a lasting impact through caring for one another, not necessarily through using political or economic ways to become more powerful. Their power was in love and respect." — Kimberly Hill
Listen in on our conversation with historian Kimberly Hill in which we talk about her studies around African American missionary work and Black internationalism.
I met Kimberly Hill earlier this year when Women in the Academy and Professions began hosting weekly prayer meetings and she became a “regular.” The week her newly printed books arrived, she held one up to the computer’s camera and we all celebrated this accomplishment. While primarily written for an academic audience, I really enjoyed reading A Higher Mission: The Careers of Alonzo and Althea Brown Edmiston in Central Africa. It’s an intriguing mix of history — in Africa and the US — and the tale of a couple who love God, his mission in the world, and one another. I am grateful for Dr. Hill, her work, and her willingness to take the time to chat with me.
— Karen Hice Guzmán