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 Thomas Elliott Huntley

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Thomas Elliott Huntley

  • Birth 25 Jun 1903 Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 27 Sep 1983 St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 22812

A graduate of Morehouse College & Virginia Union Theological Seminary, Huntley became pastor of Central Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri in 1942. He was responsible for "The Church on Wheels" program, which was designed to curtail juvenile delinquency & received international acclaim by religious leaders all over the world. Pastor Huntley led the first national Negro Ministers Prayer march on Washington, D.C. in 1948, which sparked the proclamation for the first Civil Rights Bill by President Truman. He received a Certificate of Merit Award from the Dictionary of International Biography for his outstanding contribution to the Baptist Church. His church hosted Dr. Martin Luther King's first sermon in St. Louis in 1961.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 25 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22812
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Elliott Huntley (25 Jun 1903–27 Sep 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22812, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .