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James Hobart is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and a veteran of the Selma Voting Rights Campaign who has worked tirelessly for civil and voting rights throughout his life. Rev. Hobart is 2001 Minister Emeritus of First Unitarian Society of Denver where he served from 1983-2001. He currently serves as Immediate Past President of Antioch College’s Alumni Association, and is a former member of the College’s Board of Trustees. His father, the Rev. Alfred W. Hobart served as minister of the UU Church of Birmingham from 1953 to 1964 and was an outspoken civil rights leader (learn more about the civil rights history of the UU Church of Birmingham). Rev. James Hobart has traveled with the Living Legacy Pilgrimage and was a prominent member of the planning teams for the LLP’s Civil Rights Veterans Gathering in Asheville, NC, in 2012, and the Marching in the Arc of Justice Conference in Birmingham, AL, in 2015. James passed away May 2, 2023.