A Creative Encounter: Howard Thurman interviewed by Roberta Barr, Part 1 of 3
Jan. 1, 1969
Jan. 1, 1969. Running time: 54:44.Thurman describes his childhood in Florida, particularly his father's death, the spiritual strength of his mother and grandmother. Then he describes the fortunate circumstances which allowed him to attend college and his studies at Columbia, Morehouse and theological school. Thurman says that reflection on his path in life made him realize that he is a person of worth -- and realized that birth of self-awareness is the purpose of religion. He notes how racist policies limited the schools open to him. He describes how he worked out the real meaning and purpose of religion, which shaped his ministry.