This book tells the inspiring story of Louis Gregory, an African-American man who during the early 1900s became one of the first ordained ministers in the Episcopal Church and a champion of racial equality. After marrying Nannie Helen Burroughs, another influential figure in progressive circles, Gregory went on to form a close-knit group of likeminded friends known as “The Shining Circle.” Through their united efforts, these remarkable individuals helped break down barriers for black Americans and promote world peace.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in learning about the life of Louis Gregory and his inspiring work towards racial equality.
- The author does a great job of portraying the strength and courage of Louis Gregory and his friends in The Shining Circle.
- The book is well-written and provides an interesting perspective on race relations in America during the early twentieth century.
- It is inspiring to read about people who have dedicated their lives to fighting for justice and equality.
- The author could have provided more information about Gregory’s personal life.
- There is no index, making it difficult to find specific details.
- Some readers may find the narrative slow paced at times.
Learn more about the author
Janet Ruhe-Schoen is a retired educator and minister who has long been fascinated by the life and work of Louis Gregory. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
“Gregory’s story is one of courage and conviction, providing a unique perspective on the fight for equality during an important time in history. An inspiring read!”
“This is a beautifully written and inspiring book about an amazing man. Louis Gregory was a pioneer in the civil rights movement and devoted his life to promoting racial equality and understanding. His story should be more widely known, and I’m grateful that Janet Ruhe-Schoen has told it so well.”
“A triumphant and inspiring story of one man’s fight for equality.”
“This is an amazing story of courage and perseverance in the face of bigotry and hate. Gregory’s example shows that one person can make a difference, and that love can conquer all.”