513-281-5945 • Sunday Worship: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Civil Rights

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah Cummings was born the son of sharecroppers. He lived to serve 23 years as the Democratic Representative from Maryland’s 7th district. In that role, he was a steadfast opponent of racism and discrimination. His activism started at age 11 when he demonstrated to...

Constance Curry

Constance Curry

Constance Curry was an American civil rights activist, educator, and writer. A longtime opponent of racial discrimination, she was the first white woman to serve on the executive committee of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Her introduction to...

Ruth Charlotte Ellis

Ruth Charlotte Ellis

Ruth Charlotte Ellis was an African American woman who became widely known as the oldest surviving open lesbian, and LGBT rights activist. Ellis came out as a lesbian around 1915 (with help from a psychology textbook). Ellis spent her days working for a printing...

Almaas Elman

Almaas Elman

Almaas Elman was a Somali-Canadian humanitarian aid worker, the eldest daughter of a prominent family of humanitarian aid-workers. Her father was Elman Ali Ahmed, a pioneering peace activist who was also gunned down in 1996. The work of her family focused on social...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1993-2020) Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a tireless champion for equality and civil rights. She knew from personal experience the sting of being underestimated or dismissed because of her gender. She was challenged for...

Rev. Robert Graetz

Rev. Robert Graetz

Lutheran Clergyman and Civil Rights Leader Rev. Robert Graetz's first full-time job as pastor was to a Black congregation, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Montgomery. He began working there in 1955, the year of the Montgomery bus boycott. A personal friend and...

William E. Harbour

William E. Harbour

William E. Harbour was an American civil rights activist who participated in the Freedom Rides as one of several youth activists. Soon after arriving in Nashville to attend Tennessee State University, Harbour joined the Student Central Committee of the Nashville...

Rep. John Lewis

Rep. John Lewis

We lost a hero in 2020. We lost a champion for civil and human rights. On July 17, 2020, we lost US Congressman John Lewis . John Robert Lewis was born outside of Troy, Alabama, on February 21, 1940. Lewis had a happy childhood but he railed against the unfairness of...