The UUA Gave the Black Affairs Council $450,000: The Answer to Today’s Quiz

In trying to keep up with the promises of the General Assembly, the UUA gave the Black Affairs Council $250,000 in 1968 and $200,000 in 1969. Facing a severe financial crisis, the UUA was unable to contribute the entire $250,000 that had been expected for 1969. and instead gave $200,000, with a commitment to pay the full $1 million over the next three years, rather than two years. The BAC responded by denouncing the UUA as racist and severing its ties. Substantial funding from individuals and congregations, some of it administered by the UUA, continued to flow to the BAC for several years, but it never reached the full $550,000 that the BAC felt it was owed.

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