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And One Was a Priest

And One Was a Priest

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by Araminta Stone Johnston

Language: English

SKU: 2725687

     
 

Publisher:University Press of Mississippi

ISBN-10: 2370004204

ISBN-13: 2370004204154


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Description of And One Was a Priest by Araminta Stone Johnston

The story of the civil rights movement is not simply the history of its major players but is also the stories of a host of lesser-known individuals whose actions were essential to the movement's successes. Duncan M. Gray Jr., an Episcopal priest who served various Mississippi parishes between 1953 and 1974, when he was elected bishop of Mississippi, is one of these individuals. And One Was a Priest is his remarkable story.

From one perspective, Gray (b. 1926) would seem an unlikely spokesman for racial equality and reconciliation. He could have been content simply to become a member of the white, male Missisippi "club." Gray could have embraced a comfortable life and ignored the burning realities around him. But he chose instead to use his priesthood to speak in unpopular but prophetic support of justice and equality for African Americans. From his student days at the seminary at the University of the South, to his first church in Cleveland, Mississippi, and most famously to St. Peter's Parish in Oxford, where he confronted rioters in 1962, Gray steadfastly and fearlessly fought the status quo. He continued to work for racial reconciliation, inside and outside of the church, throughout his life.

This biography tells not only Gray's story, but also reveals the times and people that helped make him. The author's question is "What makes a good person?" And One Was a Priest suggests there is much to learn from Gray's choices and his struggle.

Product: And One Was a Priest
Author: Araminta Stone Johnston
Binding Type: Encrypted ePub
Media Type: eBook
Number of Pages: 320
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: April 2011
Street Date: 4/5/2011
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