Moving Forward: Honoring the Women of the Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion of WWII

One group of unsung heroes of WWII were the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The 6888th was the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas during under the Command of Major Charity Adams. Their nickname was the “Six-Triple Eight" and their motto was “No Mail, Low Morale.”

"Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Colonel Edna W. Cummings and Master Sergeant Elizabeth Helm Frazier who discuss the efforts being made to secure the recognition these women so rightfully deserve including the Six Triple Eight Monument, the "Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale Documentary" and the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019.”

Kate Sanner is also a steering committee member of Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality

Politics and Mental Health

Does the current current sociopolitical climate cause you to feel upset and/or depressed?

“What happens in the world around us affects our mental health, for better and for worse. And, regardless of our political leanings, we are living in exceptionally stressful times.”

Read this article by CCRE member, Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma to learn more. Remember, “we are all in this together, and together we can find a better way.”

The longer, very indepth, informative article is also available in the News section of our CCRE website.

Politics and Mental Health

This is the in-depth and informative version of an article about how the current political climate can effect our mental health. This article is written by CCRE member Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma.

Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma is the Senior Pastor at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Westminster, Maryland, a Professor of Practice at Lancaster Theological Seminary, and a member of CCRE.

CCRE Presents Spring Conference: Respect, Racism, and Patriotism: Talking About Taking a Knee

CCRE Presents Spring Conference: Respect, Racism, and Patriotism: Talking About Taking a Knee

On a Spring morning in early May approximately 140 registrants attended the annual CCRE Conference including 50 licensed social workers and professional counselors attending to receive continuing education credits in the area of social policy and racial justice education.  Many thanks to the McDaniel College Social Work Department for their support and sponsorship of the CEU opportunity.

A New and Unsettling Force

In late 1967, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of the need to work for the human rights of poor people all across this country. Rev. Dr. King explained, “… If you are, let’s say, from rural Mississippi, and have never had medical attention, and your children are undernourished and unhealthy, you can take those little children into the Washington hospitals and stay with them there until the medical workers cope with their needs, and in showing it your children you will have shown this country a sight that will make it stop in its busy tracks and think hard about what it has done.”