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Swords into Plowshares is the blog of the Peacemaking Program and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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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 ...

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