Walker, Wyatt Tee.
Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The Wyatt Tee Walker Papers consist principally of manuscripts of published and unpublished works, a few sermons and programs of events held at Canaan Baptist Church, including an anniversary souvenir journal. The manuscript titles are "The Scaffold of Faith," "Hush! Somebody's Calling My Name" (a history of the music of theAfrican American religious experience), "Spirits that Dwell in Deep Woods," and "Past Traditions and its Meaningfor Future Ministry."
Minister, author, and civil rights activist, Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker is best known for his work as Chief of Staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a position he held from 1960-1964, and as pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in New York City since 1967. Walker was born in Brockton, Massachusetts in 1929, earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Physics in 1950 and the Master of Divinity degree in 1953 from Virginia Union University in Richmond. He was awarded his doctorate in Black Church Studies from Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1975.
Walker has held several administrative posts during his career, among them president of the Negro Heritage Library(1966-1975) and Special Assistant to Governor Rockefeller of New York for Urban Affairs during which time he aided in planning the Harlem State Office Building. Walker was active in the anti-apartheid movement in the United States,and in 1978 was the key figure in organizing the International Freedom Mobilization. Among Walker's publications are "Scaffold of Faith" (originally his dissertation), "Hush! Somebody's Calling My Name," "Soul of Black Worship," "Common Thieves," and "The Black ChurchLooks at the Bicentennial."
Controlled Access Terms
- Walker, Wyatt Tee.
- Canaan Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.)
- African Americans -- Music.
- Church music -- United States.
- African American churches -- New York (State) -- New York.
- African Americans -- Religion.
- African American clergy -- New York (State) -- New York.
Additional Creator Names
- Walker, Wyatt Tee.
- Walker, Wyatt Tee. Hush! Somebody's calling my name.
- Schomburg NEH Automated Access to Special Collections Project.
- Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Project funded by the Lilly Endowment.