Rev. Everett C. Parker


Age: 102

Summary: clergyman and civil rights activist who won a landmark broadcasting case and led a civil rights crusade to hold TV and radio stations accountable for presenting racially biased programming and for failing to hire blacks and other minorities, who was the founder and longtime director of the Office of Communications of the United Church of Christ and who used the office with church support as his civil rights platform for 30 years.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: January 17, 1913

Died: September 17, 2015

White Plains, New York