At 5:19 pm today Bishop Vashti McKenzie delivered the Credentials Report solo to the Democratic National Convention as Co-Chair of her committee. According to CNN she is slated for Wednesday’s invocation.
Why she matters: McKenzie is the first woman elected bishop in the AME Church, the country’s oldest black religious denomination. She offered opening prayer at the 1996 Democratic National Convention and is an Obama campaign co-chair. Earlier this summer, first lady Michelle Obama addressed a big AME conference, saying: “To anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these issues, you tell them there is no place better.”
My heart personally swells as this woman has been a role model and mentor for me for many years. Thanks to her lovely daughter Vashti Jasmine St. John for the incredible images.
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- Bishop Vashti McKenzie Delivers Credentials Report for DNC (divinelogistics.org)
- Wednesday’s Democratic convention schedule (modbee.com)