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Coffin, William Sloane, Jr.

(Encyclopedia) Coffin, William Sloane, Jr., 1924?2006, American Protestant social activist, b. New York City, nephew of Henry Sloane Coffin. Strongly influenced by the social philosophy of Reinhold?

Fosdick, Harry Emerson

(Encyclopedia) Fosdick, Harry Emerson f?zd?k, 1878?1969, American clergyman, b. Buffalo, N.Y., grad. Colgate Univ., 1900, and Union Theological Seminary, 1904. Ordained a Baptist minister in 1903,?


(Encyclopedia) bell, in music, a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow metal vessel, often cup-shaped with an outward-flaring rim, damped at one end and set into vibration by a blow from a?

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

William Sloane Coffin, Jr., came to public attention as chaplain of Yale University for opposing U.S. racial segregation and the war in Vietnam. With an upper-class upbringing and experience as a?

Rockefeller, John Davison

(Encyclopedia) Rockefeller, John Davison, 1839?1937, American industrialist and philanthropist, b. Richford, N.Y. He moved (1853) with his family to a farm near Cleveland and at age 16 went to work?

Harry Emerson Fosdick

A master preacher, liberal thinker and author of 47 books, Harry Emerson Fosdick drew huge congregations and radio audiences as well as famous critics. A Baptist minister, he rose to prominence as?

New York

(Encyclopedia) New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay at the mouth?

Martin Luther King Speeches

Excerpts from King's most famous addresses Related Links Martin Luther King Day Timeline: Martin Luther King, Jr. The History of Martin Luther King Day Notable Speeches African?