White Church -- Beauty for Ashes

Ed King (author)
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In this essay, the author discussed what he saw as the failure of the white Christian church in Mississippi, particularly white moderates, to appropriately address the moral catastrophe of violence occurring in 1964, which included murder and the burning of African-American churches. The author argued that by condemning all violence, including self-defense, and by helping to rebuild burned churches, white moderates both refused to acknowledge the guilt of white Mississippians, and perpetuated a sense of pride in their own actions, allowing themselves to avoid any responsibility to directly address and oppose the violence.

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Document Description: 18-page typewritten document; located in PLT archive folder "Ed King - White Church, Beauty for Ashes".

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