6/18/1918 - 4/5/2015
Civil Rights Memorial: Remembering the life, death and legacy of The Rev. Gardner Taylor
NEW YORK (AP) - The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, who was widely regarded as the dean of American preaching and who played a key role in the civil rights movement, has died. He was 96.
Taylor died on Easter Sunday, according to the Progressive National Baptist Convention, a denomination he helped form and once led. Taylor was the longtime pastor of the Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Brooklyn, but had retired to Raleigh, North Carolina.
Taylor was an ally and confidant of the Rev....