Kimberly McCallum is suing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for racial discrimination after she says she was suddenly fired from her position with them.
As reported by the Charlotte Observer, during the hearing in federal court Wednesday, McCallum said she began working in February 2007 and was the only black employee working in the executive offices in Charlotte.
McCallum said that she was working for the organization when she noticed that out of 365 churches being recruited for a camp program, only three were African American. She made a complaint to her superiors that African American churches were not being reached out to and a week later was let go because of downsizing.
The lawsuit states “Subsequent to her discharge, plaintiff learned that the global offices had not been downsized and that the only job that was eliminated there was the one occupied by the plaintiff.” McCallum is asking for job to reinstated, pay back of wages lost and for discrimination because of her race.