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March 7

Martin Luther King - William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images

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1965 – 600 civil rights marchers who set out from Selma, Alabama, on their way to Montgomery to urge passage of the Voting Rights Act, were attacked at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “Bloody Sunday” led Martin Luther King to call on clergy of all faiths to join him; more than 125 Unitarian Universalist ministers answered the call. Three people were killed: James Reeb, a Unitarian Universalist minister; Jimmie Lee Jackson, an African-American church deacon, and Viola Liuzzo, a Unitarian Universalist layperson from Detroit.

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Cummins, Robert (1897-1982)

Called “the modern architect of organized Universalism,” Cummins was born in Sydney, Ohio. After graduation from ... Read More
Ephraim Peabody

Peabody, Ephraim (1807-1856)

Ephraim Peabody was born in Wilton, New Hampshire, March 22, 1807. His father, Ephraim Peabody, was ... Read More
Archibald MacLeish

MacLeish, Archibald (1892-1983)

Biographical Introduction A sometime resident in Cambridge, MacLeish graduated from Yale College and experienced U.S. Army ... Read More
Robert Frost

Frost, Robert (1874-1963)

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