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Sunday, July 7, 2019: Summer Song Sunday Speaker Charles Sumner, "Emancipation, Civil Rights and Senator Charles Sumner"

Summer Song Sunday

Speaker: Charles Sumner

A presentation of the contributions of the abolitionist senator to ending slavery and attempting to ensure civil rights.

Charles Sumner is a member of the congregation. He is married to Marjorie and has two daughters locally and a son in Massachusetts. There are five grandchildren. He is a graduate of Cornell University and retired from a pharmaceutical company. He is a long-time member of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has served on their National Advisory Council, and has been a chapter president in Rochester, New York, and Nashville. He is a former elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA). In Rochester he was for some years chair of the local Interfaith Impact. He was a member of Monroe Citizens for Public Education and Religious Liberty, and he was also co-chair of the Monroe Coalition for Democracy. He is recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Tennessee Alliance for Progress. He believes with Thomas Jefferson that religious liberty belongs to “... the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.“