Negro Attendance at Church Noted

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1965
Creator(s) 
Date 
Fri, 10/15/1965
Doc # 
1EK38.09
Abstract 

In this article, the author reports that Jackson, Mississippi's conservative segregationist mayor, Allen Thompson, would continue to attend Galloway Methodist Church in spite of the integrationist revival that was taking place. A bishop from California was leading the revival, and a 1961 church resolution barring African Americans "breaching the peace" was interpreted by church leadership to mean that African Americans who were not civil rights activists could attend. After attending a service also attended by African Americans, the mayor gave a speech to business leaders in support of local practices and against federal and other outside interference.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder “Ed King - Church 1965-'70 Letters, articles”; notation: highlighting and handwritten marginal notes.

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