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In Spirit and Truth is the blog of the General Assembly Committee on Representation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It will feature content written by the sixteen members of the committee, who are teaching and ruling elders from across the country, and our staff person in the Office of the General Assembly, as well as links and articles of particular interest.  These blog entries are intended to prompt reflection and dialogue on aspects of expanding representation and supporting full participation in the PCUSA, especially at the assembly level.  The ministries of advising, consulting, advocating, reviewing and recommending are vital to the life of the whole Body of Christ.  Committees on Representation and/or their functions exists at all councils above session so from time to time we may highlight activities and insights from our sister committees on representation at smaller councils throughout the church.  From time to time, guest contributors will provide content.  Any views or opinions presented in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Presbyterian Church USA or the General Assembly Committee on Representation.
 
Author/Facilitator Molly Casteel is an Assistant Stated Clerk and the Coordinator for Representation and Inclusiveness Services.  She is a teaching elder (a.k.a. Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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August 27, 2013

Presbyterians and the Civil Rights Movement

This content originally appeared on the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) website and is re-posted here.


A button for the event on August 28, 1963, "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", shows and image of clasped hands one white and the other black. Did you know that August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom? The March was a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement and where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Many Presbyterians were part of the struggle for equality. On this special anniversary, we are proud to offer a variety of resources demonstrating the dynamic role Presbyterians played.

black and white crowd photo during the March on Washington.  People are holding signs of ecumenical unity.  In the foreground is one that says, "We march together, Catholic, Jews, Protestants, for dignity and brotherhood of all men under God Now!

 

"Presbyterians and the Struggle for Civil Rights," is an article from The ...