Today we remember and honor Rev. Dr. Charles E. Morton, M.Div. ’49 Ph.D. ’58, a …

Today we remember and honor Rev. Dr. Charles E. Morton, M.Div. ’49 Ph.D. ’58, a Baptist minister and theological educator for over forty years. In 1964, he ran on the state-wide Democratic Party ticket and was elected to an eight-year term on the newly created State Board of Education in Michigan. A lifelong activist, Rev. Morton was one of seven ministers from Detroit who traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to lead a campaign of church integration, for which the group was imprisoned until the National Council of Churches stepped in and facilitated their release. This historic demonstration led to the integration of Methodist churches.
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