Rev. Gordon Gibson, right, with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., center. Courtesy photo
Rev. Gordon Gibson. Courtesy photo
Unitarian Church News:
Rev. Gordon Gibson will present “The Civil Rights Movement in Several Pictures, Selected Stories, and Maybe a Couple of Songs” Saturday, April 28 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
Rev. Gibson is one of the founders of the Living Legacy Project and will take people on a “virtual” Civil Rights Pilgrimage. His presentation will use photographs from some of the places and people of the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama and Mississippi.
The event begins with a potluck lunch at noon in the Fellowship Hall, followed at 1 p.m. by Rev. Gibson’s presentation in the Sanctuary. The event is free of charge.
Rev. Gibson took part in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights campaign a month before Bloody Sunday. From 1969 through 1984, he was the only Unitarian Universalist minister in Mississippi.
Since 2004, he and his wife Judy have led the Living Legacy Project, taking people on pilgrimages to visit civil rights sites and to hear the stories first-hand. Rev. Gibson also is the author of the book Southern Witness: Unitarians and Universalists in the Civil Rights Era. Copies of Southern Witness will be available for purchase at the event.