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Center for Religion & Civic Culture

LA Dreamers: Our African-American Pioneers

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Reverend Cecil 'Chip' Murray has been featured in a KTLA broadcast that profiles his work in the Southern California community since the 1992 L.A riots.

An excerpt from the piece:

"Reverend Cecil Murray is nationally known for picking up the pieces after the 1992 L.A. riots.

In his 27-years as pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, this history major expanded the church’s membership from 250 to more than 19,000. This former Air Force officer and his congregation created 40 task forces to address the issues of health, homelessness and substance abuse among other projects."

Watch the video here.