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Tribute To Ellen Craft, First Sargeant Michael Wiltz and Rev. Karla Cooper

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Today’s program pays tribute to African Americans who have blazed trails for freedom, in military service and through global ministry outreach. Their selflessness and vision prove once again that Black History IS American History both now and in our past.

Ellen Craft launch one of the most outrageous and courageous escapes in history. Very fair skinned, she dressed up like a White man with her slave husband, who acted as her darker skinned valet and traveling companion, to achieve one of the most daring slavery escapes of the 1800s. 

As First Sergeant for a Intelligence Unit, Michael Wiltz serves as the personal adviser to the Commander on all enlisted-related matters, particularly in areas affecting Soldier training. He travels the world as an Army officer protecting our country from terrorism.

And an international field study trip to Chennai, India turned into a God-inspired opportunity for Rev. Karla Cooper during her 2003 graduate years in seminary.  That fateful trip has yielded more than 125 Indian churches, now fully a part of the connectional African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Craft, Wiltz and Cooper, three role models who have helped make America become the multicultural mosaic that makes us so unique.  

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