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April 29, 2017
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Saturday, April 29th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30th from 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
First Parish in Needham
23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
free and open to the public
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Icons of the Civil Rights Movement

Saturday, April 29, 2017

We are excited to welcome Pamela Purdy and Reverend Doctor David Purdy. Pamela is the artist of 36 paintings that will be shown in our art exhibit, and David researched and wrote 36 one-page narratives which describe the people and circumstances in each painting. The Purdys participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march as young parents, an experience which led them to adopt and raise a non-white child for each biological child they had. We are thrilled to have the Purdys and their legacy work at First Parish, continuing our racial justice work with historical awareness-raising through the arts. Join us for a weekend of celebrating the icons of the Civil Rights Movement - there will be an art exhibition, films, presentations, and worships.