dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
4 october 1968 & black unitarian universalist caucus @all souls unitarian

4 october 1968 & black unitarian universalist caucus @all souls unitarian

#OTD 4 October 1968 All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (15th & Harvard Sts NW) was abuzz over the meeting held three days ago on 1 October to discuss the Black Unitarian Universalist Caucus (BUUC).

The items discussed at the meeting included: 1) planning for a worship service at All Souls; 2) exploration of ways for the church to relate meaningfully to the Howard University students residing in nearby Meridian Hill Hotel -- now a Howard women's dormitory; 3) further discussion of the permanent organization of BUUC. Miss Barbara Patterson, Assistant Dean at Howard, attended the meeting.

Your comments are welcome below. Did you, a family member or neighbor attend All Souls in 1968? Were you active in the BUUC? Do you know who attended the meeting? Do you know where the meeting took place in the church? Do you have photographs or ephemera? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections. Photographer unknown. n.d.
All Souls Unitarian Archives, All Souls newsletter, 29 sept 1968, p. 3. I thank Mara Cherksky, archivist, for her assistance.

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