May 16-17, 2014: "The Next Years: The Civil Rights Movement for Today and Tomorrow"
Taylor Branch's coming marks a high point in a two-year conversation among the members of four congregations about how issues of race and class can divide us and how sharing our experiences and perspectives can begin to heal us and our community. During Lent of this year, members of the four congregations will read and discuss together, in large and small groups, Mr. Branch's recent book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, and consider whether the lessons of those years carry over to the challenges our city and nation face today and tomorrow. We pledge to continue the process we have just begun and to act and advocate for programs and policies to address the issues the Branch book lifts up in Washington. We are, therefore, grateful that we together can sponsor Taylor Branch's presence among us:
The Emory Fellowship, Rev. Joseph Daniels, Senior Pastor
Luther Place Memorial Church, Rev. Karen Brau, Senior Pastor
Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, Rev. Lionel Edmonds, Senior Pastor
The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Rev. Roger Gench, Pastor
and the McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program
Program Brochure for May 16-17, 2014