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Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Elaine Allen Lechtreck


How did southern white ministers who believed that racial segregation was against God’s teachings attempt to convince people in their churches and their communities to abandon fears of integration and overcome prejudices? This book is about important episodes in United States history, southern history, church history, and the power of faith. Southern white ministers who aligned with the Civil Rights Movement experienced harassment, vilification, jailing, beating, and psychological pain. Their sermons, efforts, and sacrifices on behalf of school integration and the Civil Rights Movement are chr ... More

Keywords: Minister-church relations, race relations, Civil Rights Movement, United States history, Church history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817525
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Allen Lechtreck, author