Delta Ministry Linked to Invasion

Type 
Newspaper Article
Year 
1966
Creator(s) 
Date 
Thu, 02/03/1966
Doc # 
1C/S03.04
Abstract 

The author reports a recently discovered link between the Delta Ministry and the civil rights demonstration at the Greenville Air Force Base. The author explains that subsequent to their removal, the demonstrators held a press conference at Delta Ministry Headquarters where they discussed the idea of creating a second government, and writes that their upcoming plan was to appeal to eleven foreign countries for economic assistance. The author characterizes the demonstration as aggressive, involving biting, kicking, and fighting, and presents the press conference as radical, noting that Rev. Art Thomas, director of the Delta Ministry, defended the language and action of demonstrators at the Air Force Base.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Delta Ministry (Div. of Nat'l Council of Churches) pro, anti-literature"; part of "Exhibit A- A series of clippings about The Delta Ministry and the sit-in at the Greenville Air Force Base in Greenville, Mississippi" (1C/S03.01); The publication date of the article (noted above) was written in pencil on the article or on a photocopy of the article.

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