The  Los Angeles Urban League is deeply saddened by the passing of Rev. Dr. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray, a towering figure whose lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and community upliftment profoundly impacted the African-American community and beyond. Rev. Dr. Murray’s legacy is one of unwavering advocacy for civil rights, economic empowerment, and social change. As the esteemed pastor of the historic First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, he tirelessly fought against systemic injustices and championed initiatives to address poverty, education disparities, and racial inequality. His visionary leadership not only transformed lives within his congregation but also inspired countless others nationwide.

Rev. Dr. Murray’s profound contributions as a spiritual leader, social activist, and scholar have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness, reminding us of the enduring importance of compassion, solidarity, and resilience in the pursuit of a more just society. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and all those whose lives he touched.

May his legacy continue to illuminate our path toward a brighter, more equitable future for generations to come.