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New PDF release: And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray

By Araminta Stone Johnston

The tale of the civil rights circulation isn't really easily the background of its significant avid gamers yet can be the tales of a bunch of lesser-known participants whose activities have been necessary to the movement's successes. Duncan M. grey Jr., an Episcopal priest who served a variety of Mississippi parishes among 1953 and 1974, while he used to be elected bishop of Mississippi, is this type of members. And One was once a Priest is his extraordinary story.

From one viewpoint, grey (b. 1926) would appear an not likely spokesman for racial equality and reconciliation. He might have been content material just to join the white, male Missisippi "club." grey may have embraced a comfy lifestyles and neglected the burning realities round him. yet he selected as a substitute to take advantage of his priesthood to talk in unpopular yet prophetic aid of justice and equality for African american citizens. From his scholar days on the seminary on the collage of the South, to his first church in Cleveland, Mississippi, and so much famously to St. Peter's Parish in Oxford, the place he faced rioters in 1962, grey steadfastly and fearlessly fought the established order. He persisted to paintings for racial reconciliation, inside and out of the church, all through his life.

This biography tells not just Gray's tale, but in addition finds the days and folks that helped make him. The author's query is "What makes a very good person?" And One was once a Priest indicates there's a lot to benefit from Gray's offerings and his struggle.

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