Pics & Videos: ‘Conversation’ with the Shrine of the Black Madonna leader
D. Kimathi Nelson, presiding bishop of the Shrine and Nailah Nelson, national director of the Shrine's Cultural Centers and Bookstores. Photo by Aswad Walker.

The Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural and Events Center recently hosted a conversation with the Presiding Bishop of the Shrines of the Black Madonna, D. Kimathi Nelson, and the head of its national chain of Cultural Centers/Book Stores, Nailah Nelson.

The conversation was the latest in a series of six such Q&As on the topic “Religion in Houston’s Pan-African Community.”

The series of community discussions has been organized by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen, senior minister of First Unitarian Universalist Church, and his wife Sade Perkins, founder of the Freedmen’s Town Farmers Market.

Bossen and Perkins are Princeton University Fellows who have received funding to hold this series of conversations on the topic.

Below is a photo gallery from the event.

Aswad Walker

I'm originally from Cincinnati. I'm a husband and father to six children. I'm an associate pastor for the Shrine of Black Madonna (Houston). I am a lecturer (adjunct professor) in the University of Houston...