Death of Gardner Taylor

June 18, 1918 - April 5, 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina | Age 96

Preacher and civil rights figure dies
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By RACHEL ZOLL, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Gardner C. Taylor, 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 slain civil rights leader the...

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