Joseph Ellwanger

Strength for the Struggle

Joseph Ellwanger

Talk: Strength for the Struggle

Talks at Google and the Black Googler Network hosted Civil Rights Movement leader Rev. Joseph Ellwanger and his wife Joyce at Google Chicago. The Ellwangers share inspiring insight into their lifetime of social justice advocacy, much of which is captured in Joe Ellwanger’s book, Strength For The Struggle, a collection of lessons learned from involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama in the 1960s and later in the peace and justice movement in the Midwest’s inner cities.

Joseph Ellwanger

Joe’s career spans five decades. He was a minister of St. Paul Lutheran Church, an African-American congregation in Birmingham, Alabama during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and was one of the few white Southern ministers to actively support the Movement. He served as Pastor of Cross Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, 1967-2001