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Blacks, Young Becoming Church Leaders, Group Told

Date: November 23, 1970

Author: Harvey Harris

Biographical/Historical abstract: Harvey Harris was a staff writer for the Greensboro Daily News during the 1970s.

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In this November 23, 1970 Greensboro Daily News article, Harvey Harris reports on the increased involvement of blacks and youths in church leadership. Dr. Robert V. Moss Jr., president of the United Church of Christ, says that the involvement of the two groups “helping lead churches to the forefront of battles against racial injustice and for prison reform and peace.” He claims that young people push churches to question their policies regarding race, war, and the government. He recalls a speech made at the Seventh General Synod by Black Economic Development Council leaders James Forman, as well as the formation of a Commission for Racial Justice within the United Church.

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.1087

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