Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) press release, August 22, 1963

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Title

Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) press release, August 22, 1963

Description

Press release from the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (commonly known as the Southern Presbyterian Church) in Atlanta, GA, dated 22 Aug 1963.

It announces the official resistance of the PCUS to participation in the March on Washington. It includes the full text of the statement sent to the National Council of Churches stating that the PCUS is "unable to cooperate" with the NCC's Commission on Religion and Race calling for participation. Includes a memo from Bill Lamkin, who sent this text to Aubrey Brown, Jr. for inclusion in the Presbyterian Outlook, the primary news publication of the PCUS since 1944. Aubrey Brown, Jr. served as manager and editor of Presbyterian Outlook for 35 years.



Creator

Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS)

Source

Aubrey Brown Jr. personal papers collection. March on Washington 1963 digital collection, Special Collections, William Smith Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Date

1963 August 22

Contributor

Union Presbyterian Seminary Library

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Notes

Learn more:
Hansan, John E., March on Washington, D.C. for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 1963, Social Welfare History Project
The March (1963) [film], Social Welfare History Project
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [tri-fold publicity flyer], Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS), “Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) press release, August 22, 1963,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed March 23, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/252.