From the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement: Boston, Unitarians, and the Struggle for Racial Justice from the 1930s through the 1960s

SUNDAY, February 28, 2021 at 12:30pm on Zoom, First Church Boston hosted a special learning community,  “From the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement: Unitarians, Boston, and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” Join scholar-activist Dr. Neenah Estrella Luna, and Dr. Daniel McKanan from Harvard Divinity School as they explore how Boston changed dramatically from the time of Mayor Curley to Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn about the choices Boston Unitarian congregations, ministers and lay leaders made to support or avoid the struggle against anti-Semitism, anti-Black prejudice and for Civil Rights. What lessons can be learned for our time today?


A video recording of the event is available HERE

From Reconstruction to the Roaring 20s: Unitarians, Boston, and the Struggle for Racial Justice

SUNDAY, December 6, 2020 at 12:30pm on Zoom, First Church Boston hosted a special learning community, “From Reconstruction to the Roaring 20s: Unitarians, Boston, and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” This event was moderated by Dr. Neenah Estrella Luna, and featured Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman (this year’s Minns Lecturer), and Dr. Daniel McKanan from Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Rahman’s scholarship focuses on Black Unitarianism and Universalism, particularly female leaders within the movements, and Dr. McKanan specializes in Unitarian Universalist Church History.

A video recording of the event is available HERE