Origination of the African American Council (formerly the Black Council)

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Nida Thomas

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In the summer of 1969, I remember that when I went to my home in Guilderland Center, New York, my minister, the Rev. Boonstra, (Minister of Helderberg Reformed Church), told me that something historic had happened at the annual General Synod meeting. He said that as a result of what one of the speakers said, a committee composed of black Reformed church members was being formed. He indicated that the group would meet soon, and that I should represent the Helderberg Church.

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Reformed Church in America -- History; Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Racism; Forman, James, 1928-2005; Civil rights -- United States; African Americans -- Church history
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