As Lutheran youth gather in Detroit this week at the ELCA Youth Gathering, we remember The American Lutheran Church’s Luther League Convention, held in Detroit, August 18-23, 1964. Among those addressing the convention were labor leader Walter P. Reuther, civil rights leader Louis Lomax, and governor of East Nigeria Sir Francis Ibiam. Musical acts included the Chad Mitchell Trio and Miriam Makeba.
A copy of the post-convention photo booklet should accompany this post.
View photos on Flickr.
Listen to Louis Lomax’s address:
Listen to Walter Reuther’s address: