Self-Governance & Community Shame:
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For this episode of Visiting Church, Professor Rhonda Ragsdale discusses ideas of self-governance and community shame with evangelist, storyteller, writer, and poet Myrna Roberts. Roberts speaks of community concepts as a scholar of communication, but she also brings a black towns perspective. Her family members
were established residents of Tatums, Oklahoma, and she spent many weekends and summers enjoying the physical and psychological refuge of the historically black town.
Visiting Church is a model of community-building used in several historically black communities. Professor Ragsdale has
incorporated the concept of "visiting church" for the series and
discusses the history in each episode.