Edwin T. Dahlberg
President of the National Council of Churches USA, 1957-1960
President of American Baptist Churches USA, 1946-1947
Secretary to Dr. Walter Rausenbusch, International Peace Leader
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Dahlberg spawned controversy among his fellow American Baptists
when he advocated pacifism during World War II. Later, the
American Baptists named their highest peace award after him.
The first Dahlberg Peace Award was presented to Martin Luther
King Jr. in 1964.
From left, Martin
Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King, Edwin Dahlberg, Mrs. and
Mr. Victor Gavel (sponsors of the award), Senator Hubert
Humphrey and, at the podium, former Minnesota Governor Harold