Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society

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Winner of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters' Nonfiction Award The dominant narrative of the role of white citizens and the white church in Mississippi's civil rights era focuses on their intense resistance to change. The "Born of Conviction" statement, signed by twenty-eight white Methodist pastors and published in the Mississippi Methodist Advocate on January 2, 1963, offered an alternative witness to the segregationist party line. Calling for freedom of the pulpit and reminding readers of the Methodist ...

Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society 2015, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190246815

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