Brooks Ramsey, legendary Memphis minister, dies two weeks after his wife of 75 years

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: May 05, 2020 9:49 AM CT | Published: April 19, 2020 4:00 AM CT
David Waters
Special to the Daily Memphian

David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.

Ramsey, who pushed his white Baptist congregations to desegregate in the 1960s, spent his last few decades serving as a counselor, teacher and minister in five other denominations. 


Brooks Ramsey Martin Luther King Jr.


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