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The Rev. James Lawson (left) joins Martin Luther King and Ralph Jackson at a March 1968 press conference. Photo used with permission from the SCLC of California.

James Lawson: Reflections on Life, Nonviolence, Civil Rights, MLK

The United Methodist pastor's parents told him “there’s a better way” than violence to resolve conflict. Those words would shape James Lawson’s life, leadership and ministry. View

Drs. Robert Prince (left), Larry Lundy (center) and Claude Williams share a pew at Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, where they are part of a weekly Bible study for seniors. All three were groundbreaking black doctors in Dallas — Prince in obstetrics, Lundy in podiatry and Williams in orthodontics. Photo by Wil Murphy, for North Texas Conference.

Black United Methodist doctors broke barriers

A Dallas church is weekly gathering place for three friends who made their mark in medicine. Read More

Denzel Washington talks about his film

Denzel Washington continues support of black colleges

The Hollywood star directed a film about United Methodist-related Wiley College and has given two million dollars to its debate team. Read More

The Rev. Gilbert Caldwell poses with his wife Grace, and sons Dale and Paul in front of Bryantville United Methodist Church.

Gilbert Caldwell: Voice for Justice and Human Rights

The retired United Methodist pastor reflects on how his relationship with MLK and involvement in the civil rights movement shaped his life and ministry. View

The African-American hymn

Part of history, African-American spirituals still heal

Songs allowed slaves to freely express true feelings and offer prayers to God. They could lay their burdens down and find strength to face another day. Read More