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Reverend Wallace Hartsfield Plans to Retire

By Sylvia Maria Gross


Kansas City, MO – Reverend Wallace Hartsfield has served as a spiritual leader not only for his congregation at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, but for many involved in civil rights and justice issues throughout the Kansas City area, and nationally. He marched alongside Martin Luther King, and worked with Jesse Jackson in Operation PUSH. Wallace Hartsfield has decided to retire at the end of this year from his position as pastor of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, a role he's served for more than 40 years. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross visited with him in his church last week.

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