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Church of the Epiphany Records
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Description
This is a collection of papers, photos and printed materials relating to the Los Angeles Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights, which served as a base for the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and more particularly the organizing efforts of Cesar Chavez.
Background
The Church of the Epiphany in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles was founded in 1883, and is the oldest standing Episcopal Church in the City of Los Angeles. Bishop Johnson, the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Los Angeles, gave his first sermon as a new Bishop at Epiphany and many Bishops from all over the Anglican Communion including Robert Runcie, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, have preached and celebrated at Epiphany. Cesar Chavez, the Founder of the United Farmworkers Union and long time friend of Epiphany, also graced its pulpit. In 2005 the church was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.
Extent
7 Linear Feet
Restrictions
These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of materials, including but not limited to infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.
Availability
Open for research.