The UUA Bookstore Presents THE SELMA AWAKENING by Mark D. Morrison-Reed

UUA Moderator Jim Key reflects on how, nearly fifty years ago, the UUA Board of Trustees recessed their 1965 spring meeting to join Unitarian Universalists from across the country in Selma, Alabama, in the struggle for voting rights.

To mark this historic anniversary this spring, your UUA Board will travel back to Alabama for learning and witness March 5-8, 2015, and invites you to join them. Will you answer the call? Learn more from the Living Legacy Project.

Whether you travel to Alabama next spring or support your fellow UUs from wherever you live, you can prepare for this prophetic ministry with Skinner House Books' The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalismby Mark Morrison-Reed.

The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism
By Mark D. Morrison-Reed

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.

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