missouri united methodist church

1:25 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Community celebrates life of Eliot Battle

Carolyn Battle Thomas and Muriel "Jeanne" Battle Browder listen to their older sister, Donna Battle Pierce, share memories of their father, Eliot Battle, during a Celebration of Life.
Kellie Kotraba, Columbia Faith & Values KBIA

 Boxes of tissues lined the sanctuary of Missouri United Methodist Church on Saturday morning, but laughter frequently filled the air as family, friends and community members gathered to remember Columbia educator Eliot Battle.

Battle died in June from injuries sustained in a car accident, and he is most remembered for his role in desegregating Columbia’s public schools. The city’s newest high school is named after his wife.

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10:16 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Columbia FAVS hosts walking tour of downtown churches [video]

Credit Columbia FAVS/KBIA

This story was produced in partnership with Columbia Faith and Values.

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