JULY 4TH ORATION – THE THIRD RECONSTRUCTION
July 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Third Reconstruction
The first Reconstruction briefly flourished after Emancipation, and the second Reconstruction ushered in meaningful progress in the civil rights era. But both were met by ferocious reactionary measures that severely curtailed, and in many cases rolled back, racial and economic progress. This Third Reconstruction is a profoundly moral awakening of justice-loving people united in a fusion coalition powerful enough to reclaim the possibility of democracy—even in the face of corporate-financed extremism . . . Click HERE to read more.
About the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across the country. Their name was a direct cry from the underside of history: The Poor People’s Campaign . . Click HERE to continue reading
Speaker – Rev. Roxanne Booth
Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth grew up in Catskill, New York. She is the daughter of the late Samuel and Marjorie Jones. She is a three-time graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, the Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies, and the Master of Divinity degree. She is also a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton Massachusetts, having received the Doctor of Ministry degree specializing in Missions and Cross-Cultural Studies.
Rev. Dr. Booth was married to the Reverend Antonio Booth on June 19, 1999. After seven years
of marriage, Rev. Dr. Booth and Rev. Antonio Booth accepted to do missions work with the
Foreign Mission Board (FMB) of the National Baptist Convention USA Inc. and moved to the
Kingdom of Swaziland in May 2006. Before marriage Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth served four
years as a mission worker in the Kingdom of Swaziland and three years in South Africa with the
Foreign Mission Board from 1991-1998.
In July 2004, Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth planned the Foreign Mission Board’s first HIV/AIDS
Leadership Empowerment Conference in South Africa. This Conference bought together clergy and
church leaders from National Baptist Churches in Swaziland and South Africa for leadership
training for tackling the spread of HIV/AIDS. At the Conference clergy and church leaders
received relevant information on HIV/AIDS counseling and testing training, pastoral counseling
in bereavement and grief as well as information for setting up HIV/AIDS support groups,
feeding programs, and home-based health care training programs in their churches.
From May 2006 to March 2009, Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth was the Foreign Mission Board
Regional Representative in Swaziland. In Swaziland the mission ministry involved leadership
development training with clergy and church leaders of nine National Baptist churches,
supervision of a pre-school and clinic and distribution of scholarships to 75 Swazi students.
Upon their return to the United States in March 2009, Rev. Dr. Booth and Rev. Antonio Booth
served as Interim Co-Pastors of Riverview Missionary Baptist Church from January 2010 to
December 2010. In March 2011 the two were installed as the permanent Co-Pastors of the
Riverview Missionary Baptist Church. This is the church were Rev. Dr. Booth was baptized and
the church which ordained her for the Gospel ministry.
Currently, Rev. Dr. Booth is an Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York at
Albany in the College of Arts and Sciences Africana Studies Department lecturing in
African/African American Religion. She is also a proud and active life-time member of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and serves as the Dean of the Hudson River Frontier Missionary Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education.
To God be the glory!