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rev. gayraud wilmore

A call for reparations

On May 27, 1970, fasting commissioners at the 182nd General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., meeting in Chicago, assigned their meal money —$5,178.60 — to the newly-created Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People.

Gayraud Wilmore, who led the Commission on Religion and Race, dies at age 98

The Rev. Gayraud Wilmore, a pastor, renowned scholar of African American church history, the first executive director of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.’s (UPCUSA) Commission on Religion and Race (CORAR) and a key figure in the civil rights movement, died Saturday at 98.