Former World Chess Champion Sends Tribute for 50th Anniversary

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov at his office in Midtown, Manhattan, on June 13, 2016. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, and America’s National Churchill Museum received a special tribute for its 50th anniversary commemoration from one of the many celebrated dignitaries who have come to Westminster College in the past.

Garry Kasparov, the famous human rights activist, Russian grand chessmaster, former world chess champion, and writer whom many consider the greatest chess champion of all times, visited Westminster College on April 9, 2016, to deliver a speech entitled “The Courage to Continue.”

Garry was so taken with the Church and Museum that he has chosen to film a tribute to what he believes is a “shrine to democracy.”

Watch his thoughts on the upcoming celebration here.




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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.