Duncan Gray used his position as Episcopal priest to champion civil rights causes. Duncan Gray was the priest in Cleveland when the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was issued. He openly stated from the pulpit that segregation was “un-Christian.”
Gray would later go on to fame as the Chaplain to Episcopal students of Ole Miss when James Meredith integrated the university. Gray was on the steps of the Lyceum urging calm and tolerance on the night of Meredith’s enrollment and the ensuing riot.