Most Influential Black Spiritual Leaders 13

Most Influential Black Spiritual Leaders 13

Rev. Jeremiah Wright

Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, brought social activism to the pulpit in the late 1970s by planting a "Free South Africa" sign on the lawn of the church. Years later, his bravado caught the attention of a young Barack Obama, who still seeks his guidance on spiritual matters. Wright is particularly outspoken on such subjects as AIDS in the African-American community and is the founder of Samuel Proctor Conference, the largest annual gathering of black social justice congregations and leaders in the country.



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