{ Rev. Claude Black B.D., 1943 | Died March 13, 2009

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Rev. Claude Black B.D., 1943

March 13, 2009


Andover Newton notes with sadness the passing of Rev. Claude Black ‘43 of San Antonio, TX. He once said he was considered “rebellious against the establishment and trouble for society.” Former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros called Black the “conscience of the community” in leading the difficult battle against racial injustice in the 1960s

Black was born into a segregated San Antonio in 1916, and after receiving degrees from Morehouse College in Atlanta and Andover Newton, he became pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Over the course of his career, Black was an associate of Martin Luther King Jr., A. Phillip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall and Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

(Based on reporting by Gary Martin, San Antonio Express-News)