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Visiting Church: Myrna Roberts on Self-Governance and Community Shame

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For this episode of Visiting Church, Professor Rhonda Ragsdale dicussses ideas of self-governance and community shame with evangelist, storyteller, writer, and poet Myrna Roberts. Roberts speaks of community concepts as a scholar of communication, but she also brings a black towns perspective. Her family members were established residents of Tatums, Oklahoma, and she spent many weekends and summers enjoying the physical and psychological refuge of the historically black town.


Visitng Church is a model of community-building used in several historically black communities. Professor Ragsdale has incorporated the concept of "visiting church for the series and discusses the history in each episode.