1967 – “Year of Transition from Action to Organization”

AlbertBCleageJrThis is a copy of an article my father, Rev. Albert B. Cleage/Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman wrote, I believe, for a column he had in the “Michigan Chronicle” for January 1967.  You can read the sermon notes for his New Year’s Day sermon that year here “The Faith of a Mustard Seed”.

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7 Responses to 1967 – “Year of Transition from Action to Organization”

  1. ebonie says:

    He was definitely on the money about 1967 with the Detroit and Newark rebellions leading the way.

  2. Bernita says:

    Your father is simply amazing. I just talked to my family about Detroit during that time. I really enjoy reading his work.

    • Kristin says:

      I’m glad you enjoy reading because I do enjoy reading it and posting it. Takes me back to those days. Somehow there seemed to be more hope for the future then than now.

  3. Josna Rege says:

    What an insightful and prescient statement of the situation! I wonder what he had to say about the recommendations of the National Commission on Civil Disorders the following year, which, as I understand it, initiated corrective measures in the areas of employment, education, and housing to head off an all-out revolution. Did he welcome them as promising or mistrust them as co-optation? What did he see as their effect on the internal organization he pointed to as crucial? Too many people champion a move from organization to action; your father knew that, in fact, for any sustainable change, it had to be the other way round, action for its own sake being a dead end.

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