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Accession number A2003.057
Collection Dean Metcalf Small Collection
Title St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Catalog Number A2003.057
Object Name Documents
Credit line Collection of the AAMI - Gift of Dean Metcalf
Dates of Creation 1961 - 2000
Access Conditions Open for research
Copyrights no known restrictions
Scope & Content Minutes and programs from St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Martin Luther King Day, 2000. There are also two newspaper articles on Dr. and Mrs. Percy Harris, which are dated 1999 and undated. The meeting minutes from the church are from the year 1961.
Biographical History Mr. Metcalf conducted the meeting at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids in 1961 in which it was decided to sell a lot owned by the church to Dr. Percy Harris, an African American doctor in Cedar Rapids who could not find a place to live. This was a very controversial decision on the behalf of the church. This item is a transcript of the meeting.
Subjects Holidays
Civil rights
Civil rights leaders
House buying
Methodist churches
Search Terms Methodists
St. Paul's Methodist Church
Fair Housing
Cedar Rapids
Civil Rights
People White, Dorothy
Harris, Dr. Percy
King, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Jr.
Armstrong, Robert
Classification Churches & Temples