When black Methodists weren't allowed to speak

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When black Methodists weren't allowed to speak


Race and inequality


Article from Wesley Mem Weekly for 6 October 2020. It recalls an event in Oxford in 1951, of which we Methodists are ashamed. At least the protest meeting was held in our church.

The photo at the top of the page is more cheerful - of the wedding at Wesley Memorial of Kofi and Naa Busia in 1950. Kofi was Prime Minister of Ghana between 1969 and 1972. For more about the connections between Oxford, Wesley Memorial and the Busia family see: https://bit.ly/34pKvZt


6 October 2020


Paul Spray


Museum of Oxford


Wesley Memorial Weekly


Wesley Mem Weekly, as its name suggests, is a weekly journal for members of Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, in New Inn Hall Street Oxford. It started just after the Covid pandemic began, and is distributed on line and in hard copy to members of the congregation. It is not publicly available. Each issue has about six pages. In October there have been several articles for Black History Month by black members of the congregation, and about black history.


Paul Spray

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