[Interview of Reverend W.L. Rangel]

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Rangel, Rev. W.L., Interview


W. L. Rangel

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Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

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This recording features an interview with Reverend Rangel. The discussion includes preachers from Richmond, Virginia and the organization of the Richmond Civic Council. The history of the Virginia Union is also discussed, including the fight for Negro principals in Richmond schools.

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00:00:04 Audio begins with unidentified man and Reverend Rangle talking.

00:08:19 Talks about how the idea for preachers of his day was to stay out of politics.

00:10:37 Talks about Richmond preachers and C.D. Lewis.

00:11:10 Talks about the fight to get Negro principals.

00:16:36 Talks about the Virginia Union and how past presidents did not have a PhD and increased standards.

00:20:53 Talks about how in 1942 he helped organize the Richmond Civic Council.

00:32:09 Audio ends.


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