12 Facts About Jeremiah Wright

1. Jeremiah Wright was born and raised in the racially mixed area of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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2. Jeremiah Wright's went on to be the first black person to teach at Germantown High and Girls High, where she became the school's first black vice principal.

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3. Jeremiah Wright graduated from Central High School of Philadelphia in 1959, among the best schools in the area at the time.

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4. From 1959 to 1961, Jeremiah Wright attended Virginia Union University, in Richmond and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Zeta chapter.

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5. In 1963, after two years of service, Jeremiah Wright joined the United States Navy and entered the Corpsman School at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center.

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6. In 1967 Jeremiah Wright enrolled at Howard University in Washington, DC, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1968 and a master's degree in English in 1969.

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7. Jeremiah Wright earned a master's degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School.

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8. Jeremiah Wright holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, where he studied under Samuel DeWitt Proctor, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr.

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9. Jeremiah Wright became pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago on March 1, 1971; it had some 250 members on its rolls, but only about 90 or so were actually attending worship by that time.

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10. Trinity and Jeremiah Wright were profiled by correspondent Roger Wilkins in Sherry Jones's documentary Keeping the Faith broadcast as the June 16, 1987, episode of the PBS series Frontline with Judy Woodruff.

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11. Jeremiah Wright wrote on his Facebook page apologizing for his remarks on June 12, 2009.

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12. Jeremiah Wright retired as pastor from Trinity United Church of Christ in early 2008.

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