Rev. Denzil A. Carty with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. Denzil A. Carty (standing at center) with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (sitting) in 1956, during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. From the Minneapolis Spokesman-Recorder.

Rev. Denzil A. Carty

Rev. Denzil A. Carty

Rev. Denzil A. Carty, ca. 1950s. In The Scott Collection: Minnesota’s Black Community in the ‘50s, 60s, and ‘70s (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 2018), page 365.

Rev. Denzil A. Carty

Rev. Denzil A. Carty

Rev. Denzil A. Carty, ca. 1950s. Used courtesy of the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center.

Carty, Rev. Denzil A. (1904–1975)

Rev. Denzil Angus Carty was an Episcopal priest and civil rights leader who fought against discrimination in Minnesota—particularly in the City of St. Paul. He was the rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul for twenty-five years, from 1950 until his retirement in June 1975.

Site of the first meeting of the Church of St. Columba congregation (St. Paul

Site at the corner of Hamline and Thomas Avenues where the congregation of the Church of St. Columba (St. Paul) gathered in 1914 to participate in services for the first time. Photograph by Paul Nelson, August 16, 2017.

Plaque in memory of Father Michael J. Casey

Plaque in memory of Father Michael J. Casey

Plaque in the Church of St. Columba (St. Paul) installed in memory of Father Michael J. Casey. Photograph by Paul Nelson, August 16, 2017.

Floor decoration honoring Father Michael J. Casey

Marble floor inserts honoring Father Michael J. Casey

Twin stripes of green marble—said to honor Father Michael J. Casey’s Irish heritage—in the floor leading up to the altar of the Church of St. Columba (St. Paul). Photograph by Paul Nelson, August 16, 2017.

The altar inside the Church of St. Columba

Altar inside the Church of St. Columba

The altar inside the Church of St. Columba (St. Paul). Photograph by Paul Nelson, August 16, 2017.

Interior of the Church of St. Columba

Interior of the Church of St. Columba

Interior of the Church of St. Columba (St. Paul). Photograph by Paul Nelson, August 16, 2017.

Curved western wall of the Church of St. Columba

Curved western wall of the Church of St. Columba

Curved western wall of the Church of St. Columba (St. Paul). Photograph by Paul Nelson, August 16, 2017.

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