Our colleagues at the Presbyterian Historical Society do such a wonderful job lifting up stories from our past that truly do help inform the present. Over the next few months we’re going to feature items from their collection that highlight Baltimore Presbyterian history.
From the archives of the Presbyterian Historical Society. On July 4, 1963, the stated clerk of the UPCUSA, Eugene Carson Blake, was jailed in Baltimore, Maryland, for trespassing. Along with 283 activists from the Council on Racial Equality and the Baltimore Clergymen’s Interfaith Committee, Blake had challenged the owners of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park to desegregate. Read all about it and watch the video here: https://www.history.pcusa.org/blog/eugene-carson-blake-arrested-july-4-1963