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And One Was a Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.

Araminta Stone Johnston

Abstract

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. This book is his 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 Mississippi “ ... More

Keywords: civil rights, Episcopal priest, Mississippi, racial equality, priesthood, African Americans, St Peter’s Parish, rioters, racial reconciliation, Duncan M. Gray

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604738285
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604738285.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Araminta Stone Johnston, author