RIFT AMONG CLERGY MLK’s Failed Coup

Source: NewNegro Media

Following the Korean War, a growing class of young, scholarly and progressive ministers began to debut. Among them were the children of some of most influential clergy in the National Baptist Convention, who after graduating from college, became convention delegates

When the U.S. Supreme Court found favor for the plaintiff in the Brown vs. Board of Education, these ministers would lead the call for integration. Unlike Jackson cohorts, who felt that teaching of the Christian religion would be the greatest advent of change, the progressives stood in sharp contrast calling for civil disobedience and demanding an end to segregation by non-violent protest.

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