THE SELMA AWAKENING by Mark D. Morrison-Reed is Available Now
The foremost scholar of African-American Unitarian Universalist history presents this long-awaited analysis of the denomination's 1965 civil rights activism in Selma, Alabama.
Selma represented a turning point for Unitarian Universalists. In answering Martin Luther King Jr.'s call to action, we shifted from passing earnest resolutions about racial justice to putting our lives on the line for the cause.
With rigorous scholarship and unflinching frankness, this book provides a new way of understanding Unitarian Universalist engagement with race. Purchase your copy today.
The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism
By Mark D. Morrison-Reed
General Assembly (GA) in Providence, RI offers a special opportunity to meet the author and engage with his work. For those attending GA, don't miss the following events with Mark Morrison-Reed:
For members of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA):
Wednesday, 6/25, 10:30-12:30: Mark Morrison-Reed gives the keynote address for LREDA Professional Day, "What did UUs teach children during the 1940s-1950s that led them to join the civil rights movement in the 60s?" For GA registrants:
Thursday, 6/26, 10:15-11:30: #215 Sophia Lyon Fahs Lecture Series Presents Mark Morrison-Reed, RICC Hall D
Friday, 6/27, 12-1: Mark Morrison-Reed book signing in UUA Bookstore booth
Saturday, 6/28, 10:15-11:30: Markings: Looking Back, Looking Ahead, with Mark Morrison-Reed and Mark Hicks, RICC Ballroom A
Free and open to all:
Saturday, 6/28, 6-9: Meadville Lombard "annual GA bash" at Rhode Island School of Design, celebrating publication of The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism, register online.