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Meet Royal Wedding Star Bishop Michael Curry

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Bishop Michael Curry became one of the stars at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after delivering a rousing 14-minute-long sermon at the event. 

Curry is the first African-American to head the Episcopal church and the first American to preach at a British royal wedding. 
In 2012, host Frank Stasio sat down with Bishop Curry to talk about his faith and his upbringing steeped in the civil rights movement. At the time of the interview Curry was the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and the first African-American to lead an Episcopal diocese in the South.

 

Laura Pellicer is a digital producer with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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