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The empowerment tragedy

Four decades have passed since controversy over ‘black empowerment’ nearly tore the Unitarian Universalist Association apart. Even now, UUs remain unreconciled over what was for many a life-defining fight.

1/16/2012 Winter 2011
three delegates commandeer a microphone at 1969 General Assembly

Supporters of the Black Affairs Council commandeer the microphones and demand a new agenda at the 1969 UUA General Assembly. (Steven H. Hansen, UUA Now/UUA Archives, Andover-Harvard Theological Library)