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Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story

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Christian Theological Seminary

Butler South Campus

1000 West 42nd Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Join us, celebrate Black History Month, and explore the life and legacy of Howard Thurman—author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader. Thurman’s theology of radical nonviolence became the spiritual foundation of the Civil Rights Movement influencing leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Jesse Jackson, and Congressman John Lewis. He was the first Black American invited to meet Mohandas Gandhi in the 1930s. Thurman’s writings and speeches after this planted the seeds for the non-violent Civil Rights Movement in the US.

Backs Against The Wall is directed by documentary filmmaker Martin Doblmeier, whose works include BONHOEFFER: The Power of Forgiveness and The Reinhold Niebuhr Story.

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