Cara Meredith is an author, speaker, and conversationalist. She’s also a wife, mother, and follower of Jesus. But how I encountered her most meaningfully is as a student. Her spiritual memoir, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice tells the story of how Cara met and fell in love with her husband not fully understanding his family background or where he was coming from. And while this is familiar for many of us married folks, Cara’s story is unique in that she, a woman of European-American descent married into an African-American family, gaining a famous civil rights activist as a father-in-law. She began to realize she did not understand the dynamics of racism and white supremacy in America, but she set herself to learn. She read, conducted interviews with family members including her father-in-law, and writes about her experiences to share with others on her blog and for her book.
Our conversation was powerful and I can’t wait for you to hear it!
To connect with Cara, visit her website www.carameredith.com.
Mentioned in this episode:
National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C.
The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson
Author and friend of Cara, Shannon Dingle