All Souls Church Unitarian (ASC) is a progressive religious community in the heart of Washington, DC, currently located at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan, and the Columbia Heights neighborhoods. Serving Washington, DC since 1821, ASC has been a leader in many of the racial justice issues of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. A predominantly White denomination, ASC has African American members who were witnesses and who have stories to tell about the church's role in pursuing racial justice in Washington, DC and nationally. The project, Stories to Tell: African Americans and Unitarian Universalism, captures the oral histories of 29 long-time African American members of All Souls. These oral histories initially will be available on the ASC website, and interview summaries will be available in a booklet for public distribution.
Several African-American members of All Souls Church, Unitarian participated in this film that premiered at the 44th Annual Conference on D.C. History, hosted by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.