Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Desegregating Dixie – The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992 - University Press of Mississippi
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Desegregating Dixie: The Catholic Church in the South and Desegregation, 1945-1992

Mark Newman


This book draws on a vast range of archives and many interviews to uncover for the first time the multifaceted and complex response of African American and white Catholics across the South to desegregation. In the late nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, the southern Catholic Church contributed to segregation by confining Africans Americans to the back of white churches and black schools and churches. However, papal adoption and dissemination of the doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ in the mid-1940s, pressure from some black and white Catholics and secular change brought ... More

Keywords: African Americans, Catholics, Desegregation, Religion, South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496818867
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496818867.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Newman, author
University of Edinburgh