Annual HBCU Welcome Sunday

in case you missed it
Catch up on our annual Holy Eucharist welcoming alums, organizations, families and communities representing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The Rev. Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert, Dean and professor of homiletics at Howard University School of Divinity, preached. The service included music and prayers celebrating HBCUs and the Winston-Salem State University Choir – Singing Rams, joined the Cathedral musicians. watch on youtube

Onward and Upward

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Re-live this inspiring event of spoken word, dance, and music. Featuring Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel, the Katherine Smith Contemporary Dance Ensemble, the SE Tennis and Learning Center’s “Blacks in Wax.” Directed and produced by Michele Fowlin. watch now

Explore the Now and Forever Windows

online and in-person
The Cathedral’s new Now and Forever Windows capture the resilience, faith and endurance of African Americans and our nation’s struggle with the original sins of racism and slavery. Dive in with photo galleries, a short documentary film, e-book, share your reactions and more. You can also grab sightseeing tickets and view the windows in-person! explore now

African American Voices Tour

thematic tours
Celebrate notable African Americans who have made significant contributions in theology, human rights, social justice, civil rights, education, and the welfare of other human beings as depicted in the sculptures, stained glass windows, and needlepoint throughout the Cathedral. Get Tickets

Bloomberg Connects: Civil War to Civil Rights

app feature
Among the unique narratives depicted in the artwork throughout the Cathedral is the journey from the Civil War in the 1860s to the civil rights movement a century later in the 1960s. The Cathedral continues to explore and activate the stories we tell, the stories we have not yet told, and how we tell them. download app

Sermon by the Rev. Andrew J. Young

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For the 2024 MLK Day Eucharist, the Cathedral welcomed guest preacher Ambassador Andrew Young, a civil rights leader and confidant of Dr. King’s. An ordained minister, his lifetime of pioneering public service includes his tenures as a member of Congress, the first African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and Mayor of Atlanta. watch sermon

Oral Histories

special series
We can only work for a better future if we truly understand our past. The Cathedral’s Racial Justice Task Force presents a series of first-person oral histories from African American members of the Cathedral community to help us all learn, reflect and walk forward together. browse series