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Knowledge & Wisdom: The Reverend Dr. A. Knighton Stanley

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Embrace this opportunity to hear a word from and converse with the Reverend Dr. A. Knighton Stanley… a man of God, pastor, luminary, and friend of the people.

He is affectionately known as “Rev. Tony” by so many who love and admire him. For more than 38 years, Rev. Dr. Stanley served as the Pastor of Peoples Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Washington, DC. and he is the author of A View from My Window and The Children Is Crying

Rev. Stanley was raised in Greensboro, North Carolina. His attended Talladega College, and earned a master's in divinity from Yale University and a doctorate from Howard University. In 1962, Stanley was director of the Southern Christian Fellowship Foundation at North Carolina A&T State University. In 1964, he joined the faculty and administration of Bennett College. In both of these positions he was active in the civil rights movement, where he served as advisor to the local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality and was appointed to the Human Rights Commission of the City of Greensboro.

During the 1970s, Stanley served as executive director of the Office of Bicentennial Programs and special assistant to the Mayor Walter Washington of Washington, DC. He also served on the Judiciary Nominating Committee for the Superior Court and the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia.