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September 26, 2019
Gayraud S. Wilmore, Jr., 1960. [Pearl ID: 5065]

--by Douglas H. Brown Clark

A New Black Presbyterian Church

One spring day in 1937, a few white Presbyterians approached two black community leaders on a street corner in North Philadelphia. The white Presbyterians’ local church had been dwindling. African Americans had been moving into the community from the American South in droves as a part of the Great Migration, and...

June 11, 2018

We've just published in Pearl's Oral Histories Collection a 1981-1982 interview of Presbyterian civil rights worker Gayraud Wilmore, conducted at Newark Airport and in Rochester, New York by PHS advisory council member and Wilmore's colleague, J. Oscar McCloud.

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February 16, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month, we take the opportunity to highlight J. Metz Rollins, Jr. and Gayraud S. Wilmore, two Presbyterians whose contributions helped shape both the church and the nation during the tumultuous years of the 1950s and 1960s.

 

J. Metz Rollins (left) and John Marion (right) travel throughout the Southern...
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