Now over 90 years of age, Mrs. Carrie McCray, her beloved husband, Leon and children were all members of the Community of Reconciliation (COR).  Mrs. McCray was known as an entrepreneur and community activist. In this book, she has told her son Steven McCray her memories of Ms. Betty J. Tilman and highlights their more than 50 year friendship.

She and Ms. Betty J. Tilman acted as chaperones to members of the church’s gospel choir when they traveled to Kenya and Tanzania on a trip that Ms. Tilman arranged.  They were both friends with Mr. Fred Rogers from WQED television and were both involved in the creation of the University of Pittsburgh’s African Heritage Classroom Committee.  They have long been spiritual sisters and Mrs. Carrie McCray is one of Rev. Melony McGant’s spiritual mothers.