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Aug-24-2017

A look back at GLIDE’s Summer of Love: Hippie Is Necessary

“I’m not a professional photographer, I’m a political organizer. I happen to use the camera to tell the story of the work I do.” —Bob Fitch, Civil Rights photographer, former GLIDE seminary intern, and author of Hippie Is Necessary From the nostalgic perspective of this year’s 50th anniversary, San Francisco’s Summer of Love in 1967

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Aug-04-2017

Summer of Love Flashback: The Black People’s Free Store

In August of 1967, GLIDE’s monthly publication, Venture, was entirely devoted to the Black People’s Free Store. The letter that went out with the publication explained briefly, “The Black People’s Free Store was established in the Spring of 1967 by young black militants in the Fillmore ghetto. Since then the store has been distributing free

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Aug-08-2014

Crack is Genocide, 1990’s Style #throwbackthursday #tbt

Written by Rev. Cecil Williams and originally printed in the New York Times on Thursday, February 15, 1990. San Francisco – Today, as President Bush attends a six hour drug “summit” in Colombia, I wonder why he so often says that drugs are our nation’s number one problem, yet he does so little about them.

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Mar-31-2014

In Memory of Lizzie Glide, A Church Honors Her Mission

As the lead pastor of one of the largest churches in The United Methodist Church, I am indebted to a woman who I never met: Elizabeth Snyder Glide. Lizzie, as she was known throughout her life, was born in Louisiana in 1852. During a family bible study, Lizzie had her own Aldersgate experience. Her father

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