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The Slave in the Parsonage: An 18th Century Fight for Freedom
September 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This is the true story of a man owned, along with his family, by none other than a local Montgomery County church pastor in colonial Pennsylvania. He fought for freedom for himself and his loved ones 100 years before our Civil War. We will discover how he struggled to claim the rights of what was rightfully his against all odds of racial prejudice and institutional structures. Refusing to give up, Gideon Moor challenged the system – AND WON! Moor deserves to be hailed as a champion of emancipation along with the likes of Frederick Douglas and Harriet Tubman.
About the Instructor: Reverend Dr. Deborah Rahn Clemens
Rev. Dr. Deborah Rahn Clemens is the former pastor of New Goshenhoppen United Church of Christ, the very congregation in which the Gideon Moor story took place. She is a graduate of Ursinus College (B.A.), Moravian Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Drew University (Ph. D.). She has served as pastor of four churches, all in Montgomery County. She has travelled extensively to study and to teach. Clemens lives in Souderton. She is married and has a daughter and two grandchildren. She is a passionate advocate for substance abuse relief.
- September 29, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
- Event Category:
- Living U
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