Eugene Callender

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Eugene S. Callender (January 21, 1926 – November 2, 2013[1]) was an American pastor and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.

Callender was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and studied at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School and Boston University, before becoming the first African American to study at Westminster Theological Seminary.[2] He later studied at New York Law School.

For most of his life, Callender lived and worked in Harlem. He was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and also served as deputy administrator of the New York City Housing and Development Administration.[3]