The First AME Church, a Voice of Reason amid the Riots

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In the aftermath of the riots, one of our first Which Way, LA? programs was broadcast from the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Adams District, just south of the 10 Freeway not far from USC. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray took over a church with 300 members in 1977. By 1992, it was a mega-church of 18,000, including the late Mayor Tom Bradley and many other people of influence, an institution with a major impact on the social and economic life of Los Angeles. Rev. Murray now holds the John R. Tansey Chair of Christian Ethics at USC.

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WWLA's Warren Olney with Rev. Cecil "Chip" Murray

Credits

Guest:
Cecil 'Chip' Murray - University of Southern California

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Saul Gonzalez, Caitlin Shamberg