Awakening to Equality: A Young White Pastor at the Dawn of Civil Rights

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When Karl Lutze arrived in Oklahoma in 1945, he stepped into another world. A newly ordained clergyman born in Wisconsin, he was a young white man assigned to minister among Muskogee's African American community. He soon found that in the South, crosses were as likely to be burned as revered. His recollections of postwar Oklahoma provide a compelling testament to the era's racial conflict and some steps taken toward its resolution. Awakening to Equality offers a unique perspective on an often-violent era that ...

Awakening to Equality: A Young White Pastor at the Dawn of Civil Rights 2006, University of Missouri

ISBN-13: 9780826216328

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