Collection: Special Program

Youth Representatives At Special General Convention, 1969
Youth representatives at the Special General Convention held in South Bend, Indiana from August 31 to September 5, 1969.

What Good Is The GCSP?
“What Good is the GCSP?”, a brochure from the Executive Council about the Special Program.

Report To The Church On The GCSP
Report produced by the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church updating Church members on the General Convention Special Program, 1968.

 A Declaration by Priests Who Are Negroes
In 1967 approximately half of the black Episcopal clergy, led by the Reverend Quintin Primo, rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Wilmington, Delaware, signed “A Declaration by Priests who are Negroes”. It was addressed to the white leadership of the…

Leon Modeste
Leon Modeste speaking at the 63rd General Convention in Houston, Texas, 1970.

Claiborne Letter To Morris
Letter written to ESCRU Director John Morris from the Rt. Rev. Randolph R. Claiborne, Jr., Bishop of Atlanta, expressing his lack of support for ESCRU, July 1959.

James Forman
James Forman, author of the "Black Manifesto" and spokesman for the Black Economic Development Conference, 1969.

Black Manifesto
The Black Manifesto, the first major call for black reparations in the twentieth century, issued by the BEDC, April 26, 1969.

Archives Research Report On Reparations, 2005
Archives Research Report on “The Question of Reparations to the African Americans,” 2005.

Executive Council's Response To The Black Manifesto
Executive Council’s Response to the Black Manifesto, May 1969.