Interview with Reverend Dana Greeley
QUESTION 12
INTERVIEWER:

THE UNITARIAN CHURCH HAS ALWAYS HAD A, A LIBERAL TRADITION, WAS SELMA REALLY PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH WAS IN SOME SENSE?

Rev. Dana Greeley:

Well, yes in some sense. In a fairly uh, um, direct sense I would say. I think that, uh, as a denomination, we had always been uh, certainly not uh, lagging behind maybe in the forefront uh, rather characteristically in the forefront in regard to race relations. I will say from the early part of the nineteenth century uh, on uh, they, there were pioneers among the uh, uh, Unitarians, very definitely so. And I, I would say that during the civil rights period, uh, there was a greater, a higher level of consciousness with regard to the, to the needs and the justice of the situations than, uh, than would be, than would represent the average population, of course.