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Edwin R. Edmonds
Rev. Dr. Edwin Edmonds was born Texas and graduated from Morehouse College in 1938. He went on to receive a bachelors of theology and doctorate in social ethics from Boston University. He was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1950. He moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, in September of 1956 when he was hired as a sociology professor at Bennett College. He soon became president of the local chapter of the NAACP. He left Bennett and Greensboro in 1959 and moved to New Haven, Connecticut. There he served as pastor of the Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church (now the United Church of Christ). He retired in 1994 and passed away on 6 November 2007.