In September 1969, the Episcopal Church convenes a Special General Convention.

Some Black participants insist that the Convention allocate $200,000 to the Black Economic Development Conference (BEDC) as a first reparations installment. The Convention recognizes the BEDC as a legitimate movement, but invites BEDC to apply for monies through an existing fund. Later, in response to objection by the Rev. Junius Carter, a Black priest from Philadelphia, the Convention changes the resolution to state that not less than $200,000 would be given and that it would be earmarked for the BEDC, but also provides that funds would go to the National Committee of Black Churchmen (NCBC) to be disbursed.

 

Reference:  Jennifer Harvey, DEAR WHITE CHRISTIANS: FOR THOSE STILL LONGING FOR RACIAL RECONCILIATION (2014) at p. 126

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