Discover the legacy of Black Presbyterians
Black Presbyterians: The Legacy Series
“Black Presbyterians have a story to tell. In some ways, it’s the same story; one of oppression and struggle on the road to equality, freedom and respect. It was long in coming, but when the Civil Rights Movement arrived, it arrived with a vengeance. The seeds of discontent that took root in the movement were sown long before Brown vs. Board of Education, long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. It was an awareness that began in childhood.”
Listen to the stories of Black Presbyterians who lived during the struggle for Civil Rights freedom and equality. Listen to them recount the moments that ignited their commitment to freedom and fueled their zeal for equality and respect.
The Office of African American Congregational Support of the General Assembly Council has captured the history of several African-American Presbyterians who were active in the Civil Rights Movement in this first of several DVDs entitled “Black Presbyterians: The Legacy Series.” This DVD on the Civil Rights movement is a resource that details the history of the Civil Rights struggle in three parts.
Part I begins with personal stories of oppression that shaped the lives of some prominent Black Presbyterians. Part II moves into highlights of their involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Part III focuses on the Presbyterian denomination as it grappled with the moral issues that emerged from the Civil Rights Movement.
Learn about the contributions of Black Presbyterians as they worked to shape the consciousness of the Presbyterian denomination. Learn of the church’s response to this call for responsible discipleship in the 1960s and 1970s. Be challenged by their call to be a witness to God’s desire for a just and free society, open and inclusive to all. Listen to the successes and failures experienced by Black Presbyterians in their efforts to become full participants in the household of God.
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