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January 16, 2012

A Summer With The King Family

Nearly 50 years ago, Gurdon Brewsterwitnessed first-hand the King family's dedication to service. In the summer of 1961 when he was a seminary student, Gurdon volunteered to work at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. He stayed with Dr. King's father, Daddy King. As a white northerner in the South, Gurdon struggled with two kinds of discrimination that summer - from both African-American parishioners and his fellow white clergymen.

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