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“Born of Conviction”: White Mississippians Argue Civil Rights in 1963

Joseph T. Reiff

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the theologies of supporters and opponents of the controversial “Born of Conviction” statement, signed by twenty-eight white ministers from Mississippi as a declaration of their ... More


“Born of Conviction”: The Travail of Mississippi Methodism

Carolyn Renée Dupont

in Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708415
eISBN:
9780814723876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates how Pastor Bill Lampton's—along with twenty-seven other pastors'—“Born of Conviction” statement impacted Mississippi's secular and religious communities. Their declaration began ... More


“Segregation Is Not Unchristian”: Methodists Debate Desegregation, 1956–1964

Carol V. R. George

in One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190231088
eISBN:
9780190231118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231088.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The arrival of the Freedom Riders in Jackson in 1961 convinced Methodist churches to “close their doors” to all civil rights activists. When Galloway Church in Jackson issues a statement saying ... More


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