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LCMS Black Ministry looks to expand education, outreach nationwide

Its goal is to have at least five Rosa J. Young Academies established by 2027. The college preparatory schools are intended to honor and continue the legacy of missionary educator Dr. Rosa J. Young (pictured).

Convention delegates select emphases for national witness

The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.

‘The First Rosa’ film set for DVD release

LCMS congregations will soon receive their free mailed DVD copy of “The First Rosa,” along with online access to resources related to the film.

Screenings of ‘The First Rosa’ scheduled Synodwide

The film that tells the story of famed educator-missionary Dr. Rosa Young is being shown at a number of Synod venues this fall, prior to its release in January.

Rosa Young film debuts in Selma, Ala.

Some 300 people are treated to the first public showings of “The First Rosa: Teacher, Confessor, Church Planter,” a new docudrama that highlights the life of Dr. Rosa J. Young.

Photos give glimpse of ‘The First Rosa’ filming

See photos from the fall filming of the documentary about Lutheran black-ministry pioneer Rosa J. Young.

‘The First Rosa’: a director’s swan song

Dr. Ardon Albrecht directs filming of the documentary “The First Rosa” in and around Selma, Ala.

Interview with Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, about the upcoming film titled “The First Rosa”

Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, discusses the first film documentary about the life of Dr. Rosa Jinsey Young – “the mother of black Lutheranism in central Alabama.”

Interview on the set of “The First Rosa”

During filming of “The First Rosa” documentary in Selma, Ala., the week of Sept. 22, 2014, the Rev. Jon Vieker, senior assistant to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod president, interviews two of the actors playing Rosa J. Young at different stages of her life, Jordan Donegan and Jasmine Gatewood.

Fall filming planned for Rosa Young movie

Filming for “The First Rosa: Teacher, Confessor, Church Planter” — a documentary about the life of African-American educator Dr. Rosa Young — is planned for Sept. 22-26 in Alabama.