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Born of conviction : white Methodists and Mississippi's closed society

Author: Joseph T Reiff
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Reiff, Joseph T.
Born of conviction
(DLC) 2015007682
(OCoLC)909326377
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph T Reiff
ISBN: 9780190246822 0190246820
OCLC Number: 918941346
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Born of conviction cast of characters --
Introduction : at the church steps --
Prelude to a crisis --
Methodism and Mississippi --
The road to born of conviction : sources of dissent --
Mississippi 1962 --
Born of conviction : call and response --
A time to speak --
Methodist ministers shatter vacuum : January 1963 --
Congregational and community responses --
What became of the twenty-eight? --
Spoke out, forced out? --
Continuing exodus --
A mind to stay here --
Memory and legacy --
Assessing and remembering born of conviction --
Legacies of born of conviction.
Responsibility: Joseph T. Reiff.

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In early 1963, twenty-eight white Methodist ministers caused a firestorm of controversy by publishing a statement of support for race relations change.  Read more...

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