Cecil Williams

Cecil Williams

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A. Cecil Williams (born September 22, 1929) is an American minister of the United Methodist Church and a community leader, author, lecturer, and spokesperson for the poor. One of six children, Williams was born in San Angelo, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Huston-Tillotson University in 1952. He was one of the first five African American graduates of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 1955. He became the pastor of Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, California in 1963, and founded the Council on Religion and the Homosexual the following year. He welcomed everyone to participate in services and hosted political rallies in which Angela Davis and the Black Panthers spoke and lectures by personalities as diverse as Bill Cosby and Billy Graham. When Patti Hearst was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, Williams attempted to negotiate a deal for her release.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136727978
  • 9786136727974