Episode 7: Reverend Dr. Grady Powell Practiced What He Preached

Reverend Dr. Grady Powell was always an activist. He spent his career both teaching and preaching and in both roles, he encouraged his students and his congregants to get involved in social justice movements. He led by example, challenging the white power structure in the school board, the voting registrar’s office, the local newspaper, and in the streets, including at the famous Selma march. In this interview he talks about his favorite teacher from his Rosenwald schooling in Brunswick County, Virginia, his creative classroom assignments, and taking over leadership of Gilfield Baptist Church from famed Civil Rights activist, Wyatt Tee Walker.



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