Action and Advocacy

Reverend Claude Black was an instrumental figure in the national civil rights movement, working passionately to organize and advocate for equality throughout the second half of the twentieth century. He marched in solidarity with Martin Luther King Jr. and corresponded with prominent civil rights leaders and congressmen. Rev. Black's thought and activism spurred positive social change that extended far beyond San Antonio. His writing and sermons inspired countless people. His advocacy - marching, organizing, and rallying alike - created national cohesion to local organizational efforts. In this section, you can take a glimpse into how he worked to embed San Antonians into the larger national Civil Rights landscape. Listen to his voice inspire marchers to continue the fight for equality and read his telegrams corresponding with Martin Luther King Jr. to bring attention to questionable political practices by a known segregationist, Governor Price Daniel.