Methodists Vote to Keep Segregation

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The author reports that Methodists in the Mississippi Conference voted almost unanimously to ask the Methodist General Conference to retain the Central Jurisdiction, the separate jurisdiction of black churches in the Methodist Church. Two dissenters were Roy C. DeLamotte and Henry Bullock, both associated with Millsaps College. They tried to rouse a significant protest vote against the overwhelming rejection of integration in Mississippi Methodist churches, but were themselves rejected. The two most vocal leaders against integration were J.T. Weems, who argued for segregation as the only hope for the purity of the white race, and B.M. Hunt, who argued that the vote pertained only to the jurisdictional system and not to racial matters.

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Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in the PLT Archive folder "Ed King Notes on Methodism"; The publication date of the articles (noted above) was written in pencil on the document or on a photocopy of the article; Markings on the photocopy suggest that this article was acquired from "Ed King Collection" Box 1, Folder 24.

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