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Living History – Melva Costen

Music, Black Presbyterians, and Civil Rights Video used with permission from the Presbyterian Historical Society, part of the Living History film project. Melva Costen, wife of former general assembly moderator James Costen, is a retired professor of music and worship. Here … Continue reading

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“Selma, Lord, Selma”

From Admiration to Action Five children (4 girls and 1 boy, who departs in the opposite direction halfway down) are walking down steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church. They are discussing typical girlish things. “I got my hair pressed … Continue reading

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Faith and Racial Justice: Silence from the Sanctuary

“But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”– Amos 5:24 The true test of Christian faith is how it is lived out in the context of social realities. Each weekend, millions of believers gather in … Continue reading

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Rev. Maurice "Bojangles" Blanchard and his partner, Dominique James, joined by supporters as they pray and nonviolently protest marriage inequality

My Feet Are Tired, But My Soul’s Rested

Rev. Bojangles Blanchard, Gay Baptist Minister, Tells the Story behind His Arrest after Applying to Marry His Partner By Rev. Maurice “Bojangles” Blanchard   I’m Rev. Bojangles Blanchard and I was arrested, along with my partner, Dominique James, for holding … Continue reading

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