“It wasn’t the historic African-American family that really called for the response,” said the Rev. Stephen Thurston, president of the CCT subgroup of black denominational leaders. “It came out of the collaboration with other families and their real concern about a real transparent response to the King letter.” Photo courtesy New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago

“It wasn’t the historic African-American family that really called for the response,” said the Rev. Stephen Thurston, president of the CCT subgroup of black denominational leaders. “It came out of the collaboration with other families and their real concern about a real transparent response to the King letter.” Photo courtesy New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago