The Rev. Robert S. Graetz resisted the menacing of the Ku Klux Klan and isolation among fellow clergymen to be an unbowed voice for desegregation among white people in Alabama.
Alan BlinderThe Rev. Robert S. Graetz, a white pastor in Alabama who was an unflinching voice for desegregation during the bus boycott, died on Sunday. He was 92.
Here's the full obituary from The Times.
Alan BlinderWhen Bob Graetz went to Alabama to minister in the 1950s, church leaders told him not to start any trouble in Montgomery.
He never made trouble, he would say wryly decades later. He only joined it.