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Tue August 27, 2013

The Black Church Plays Key Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Rev. James Cherry, pastor of Aenon Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. James Cherry, pastor of Aenon Missionary Baptist Church
Credit Aenon Missionary Baptist Church

Part Two of the Series, "Rochester Remembers the Dream."

All this week, WXXI News presents a five part series called " 50 years later, Rochester Remembers the Dream," to coincide with the anniversary of the historic  civil rights march on Washington.  In Part 2,  of our series, WXXI's Carlet Cleare reports on a local minister who is reflecting on the 1963 march, and the role of the black church in the civil rights movement.

Rev. Nelson Rivers, Vice President for Stakeholder Relations for the NAACP.
Rev. Nelson Rivers, Vice President for Stakeholder Relations for the NAACP.
Credit NAACP