Emancipation and the Continuing Struggle for Racial Justice

Sunday, November 6, 11am
First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut Street
Rev. Nate Walker has organized a service around our topic:
Emancipation and the Continuing Struggle for Racial Justice

The Unitarian Church was firmly Abolitionist in the nineteenth century and continues to be a progressive force in the twenty-first century. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian, started The Emancipation League in Boston as well as being one of John Brown’s most earnest supporters. The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia members were so passionately anti-slavery that they were attacked and forced to carry guns to church to defend themselves from pro-slavery forces. As part of this special service, Larry Robin will discuss the People’s Civil War project of which this Emancipation is Part Three, James Mueller will present the history of the struggle for racial justice in Philadelphia and Michael Coard will talk about the ongoing struggle.

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