Reverend Arthur Price, Jr., Pastor of 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama will speak on the “Role of Religion and the Civil Rights Movement.”
The Black Church has been the flame bearer of the civil rights movements since its beginning, and Christianity has played a prominent role in establishing a moral conscious for the civil rights of blacks in America. Many individual and collective efforts contributed to the freedoms we now enjoy as African Americans, but few institutions provided the united voice echoed by that of the Black Church. On Sunday morning, September 15, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls. This murderous act shocked the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement. The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was used as a meeting-place for civil rights leaders such as Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Reverend Dr. Ralph Abernathy, and Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.
Free and open to the public. Map and directions at www.ccsu.edu/visit
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For additional information regarding the African-American Studies Black History Month Lecture Series please contact Dr. Felton O. Best, CSU professor of Philosophy and Director X22190, or Dr. Walton Brown-Foster, Professor of Political Science and African-American Studies X22961
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