The normalization of the abuse and silencing of women inside and outside of the church has been shown for what it is—an affront to the image of God on earth—by movements like #Metoo, #Churchtoo, and #SilenceIsNotSpiritual. As a result, women's voices are rising and the church finally seems ready to listen. But there is a corner of the church that remains in the dark—muffled; women of color on the evangelical mission field. These missionaries continue the traditions of women of color who led the missions movement throughout the 19th century, but were usurped and replaced by white missionaries at the turn of the 20th century; at the same time that white churches vestries drew red-lines around their communities and devised and implemented systems to ensure white supremacy at home. Over the past two decades, God has been at work in the hidden corners of the evangelical church; raising up evangelical women of color to enter the mission field again—for the sake of the preservation of the faith and the glory of God. These are the voices of those women. Come. Listen. Behold.
— Lisa Sharon Harper, President and Founder of Freedom Road, LLC and the author of several books, including The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right.