Civil Rights: We Are Dedicated


The Rev. Bruce W. Klunder, 27, was a big, mild, bespectacled man, a sort of Clark Kent of the pulpit. But within him burned a fierce— and, as it turned out, fatal—sense of indignation.

A white Presbyterian minister, Klunder was born in Oregon, graduated from Yale University Divinity School, went to Cleveland in 1961 as assistant executive secretary of the Student Christian Union at Western Reserve University. He swiftly threw himself into the center of the city's civil rights fight.

A prime target in that fight is the Lakeview school, under construction as...

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