The Empowerment Controversy: Black Power and Unitarian Universalism

It was a time of revolution, of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. Like the country, the young Unitarian Universalist Association was forced to reckon with demands for change and found itself fractured by conflict about the implications of a commitment to racial justice. The events of the Empowerment Controversy, which rocked Unitarian Universalism in the late 1960s, continue to reverberate half a century later.

Our 3rd Sunday split-the-plate benefits BRUU’s emergency food pantry.