In Remembrance: Tributes to Ten Notable Authors Who Died in 2020

Here are tributes to 10 notable authors who died in 2020 …

Some were theologians, others were writers or other public figures who have shaped our work. They all will be missed!

Gayraud Wilmore
(Historian / Theologian)

Authors Who Died 2020

Gayraud Stephen Wilmore, Jr. (December 20, 1921 – April 18, 2020) was an American writer, historian, ethicist, educator, and theologian, known for his role in the Civil Rights Movement and his scholarship related to the history of the African-American church and the history of African-American religious experience, as well as his contributions to black theology. (via Wikipedia)

After [WWII] , Wilmore pastored Second Presbyterian Church in West Chester, Pennsylvania, for three years before becoming the associate executive of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.’s Department of Social Education and Action. Ten years later, he was appointed the first executive director of the denomination’s newly created Com­mission on Race and Religion.

In this position Wilmore oversaw several racial justice initiatives and organized protests.


Books by Gayraud Wilmore


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