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 Church and denounced the second-class treatment of the African American clergy.
Records of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity
©The Archives of the Episcopal Church, DFMS
“ A Declaration by Priests Who Are Negroes,” The Church Awakens: African Americans and the Struggle for Justice, accessed August 21, 2018, https://episcopalarchives.org/church-awakens/items/show/198.