Civil Rights as Theological Drama (video)

Posted on April 3, 2015 by PLT Staff

Recording of a talk given by Bob Moses and Victoria Gray Adams at the Conference on Lived Theology and Civil Courage in Charlottesville, Virginia. Adams shares a first-hand account of the civil rights movement and reflects on the role her faith played in her responses. Moses reflects on his own experiences during the movement and discusses some leaders and activists he knew, including Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer. The lecture begins at the 7:00 minute mark.

Excerpt: “We were at a point right there in Hattiesburg where King Josiah was about to leave us. And I knew we had to keep this momentum going. I thought of the scripture where a voice said ‘Who shall we send and who will go for us?’ And I said ‘Here am I, send me, I’ll go.’ And as I sat there and that thing played out in my head I had to get up and tell the gathered body about it. And I said ‘This is for we who live in Hattiesburg, we must understand that King Josiah has died, and it’s up to us to continue this, and I for one am saying “Here am I, I’ll go, send me.” And I invite you to do the same.'”

  • Video Information
  • Date Recorded:June 12, 2003
  • Location Recorded:Charlottesville, VA
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