150th Anniversary Talk with David Greenwood – “Race & Grace”
David Greenwood, historian for the town of Washington, will speak about the history of slavery, emancipation and ongoing race relations in this area, with particular focus on the roles of churches in our area. Grace Church, founded in 1867, after the Civil War, is unusual in having an Abraham Lincoln stained glass window—dating from the 1960’s during the civil rights movement. There is a current effort underway to install new windows in memory of Charles Johnson, an African-American member who died saving 8 fellow soldiers in the Korean War, and Jonathan Daniels, a white seminarian from Boston, who was shot and killed in 1965 in Alabama protecting a young black girl during the voting rights movement. Come and learn about these stories and how the church continues to be involved in the struggle for civil and human rights for all people.