Harris, Manker

Manker Harris was born in Englewood, Tennessee on April 29, 1933. The son of a minister, Manker became aware of social issues as he grew up, and increasingly gained an awareness of the Christian teachings about justice. As a young man, he too decided to go into the ministry and enrolled in the seminary at Anderson University (Church of God) in Anderson, Indiana. Following his ordination, he became active in community faith life, and was increasingly drawn to a ministry in the Civil Rights movement.