No more ‘us and them’
DETROIT — The boys — one black, one white —…
Find links below to all the stories in the “50 Years: Racial Reconciliation and the Church” series.
Part 1: Detroit race riot
• ‘No more us and them’: At 50th anniversary of Detroit race riot, black and white churches model unity.
• The riot, in retrospect: Hubert G. Locke was a Church of Christ minister and Detroit Police Department employee in 1967.
Part 2: Marshall Keeble
• Marshall Keeble’s ‘boy preachers’ still baptizing and saving souls: Famous traveling evangelist mentored many of the most influential African-American ministers in Churches of Christ.
• Two legacies, 50 years later: Marshall Keeble and Martin Luther King Jr. fought for ‘different things in different ages.’
• ‘Sister Keeble’ stayed strong in mind, faith: The widow of famous traveling evangelist Marshall Keeble lived to be 108.
• Marshall Keeble fought racism by melting hearts: ‘He had intellect, insight and a humble spirit that he used to stand at the front door of the angry lion of racism.’
• A bedside prayer with Brother Keeble: Meeting him was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Part 3: Atlanta meeting
• Fifty years after historic meeting, race still divides Churches of Christ: ‘We still have two brotherhoods,’ says longtime minister who helped organize 1968 national conference.
• My life in the pews, black and white: Covering the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta meeting on race relations in Churches of Christ has journalist thinking about his own history.
• From the 1968 archive: Atlanta conference studies race.
Part 4: Abilene, Texas, sermon
• Once-segregated Christian university targets racism with launch of new research center: Founding director urges churches to speak out against ‘situations that carry the foul scent of racial injustice.’
Part 5: Oklahoma Christian University apology
• After 50 years, an apology: Oklahoma Christian University asks for forgiveness from former students, arrested and expelled on racially tinged charges.
• Racial concerns prompt renaming of Christian university’s auditorium: Main chapel venue at Oklahoma Christian will honor Benton and Paula Baugh, major donors and Christians involved in racial unity efforts in Houston.
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