Events: Community Reconciliation

The First Unitarian Church hosts African American Family History: A Pathway to Racial Reconciliation, a panel discussion of the Rev. William Henry Grey Carter, who in the 1920s founded the country’s first African-American Unitarian congregation in the We

A local community reconciliation process continues Saturday during the Cincinnati Museum Center’s annual African Culture Fest. First Unitarian Church hosts African American Family History: A Pathway to Racial Reconciliation, a panel discussion of the Rev. William Henry Grey Carter, who in the 1920s founded the country’s first African-American Unitarian congregation in the West End. Carter’s church was shunned by Cincinnati’s white Unitarians, including First Unitarian Church in Avondale — a fact the current church leadership has tried to redress since 2001, when it hosted a Carter Family Reconciliation Service and began a Carter Memorial Fund to stabilize housing and offer school scholarships in low-income neighborhoods. Saturday’s panel discussion begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Museum Center’s Reakirt Auditorium, followed by a reception with the panelists and access to the Cincinnati History Museum’s Race exhibition. 

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