Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories to commemorate Black History Month.
When Christopher Rhodes was 7 years old, his uncle took him to a service at Church of God in Christ.
They were late. And everybody noticed. The minister even stopped preaching and followed them with his eyes until they sat down.
“Young man, come here,” the minister called out.
Rhodes assumed the minister was talking to his uncle, until his uncle started to get up.