Religion: Negro Baptists

Fifth largest religious group in the U. S. are the Negro Baptists. Four years ago their adult membership was 2,914,482.* Largest Protestant church in the world is Chicago's Olivet Baptist church, membership 12,000. Dr. Lacey Kirk Williams, urbane pastor of Olivet, has been president of the Negroes' National Baptist convention for eight years. Last week he called the convention to order in Chicago. More than 50,000 delegates were in the city. They thronged through the streets. They filled the Coliseum. They conducted a "grand musicale" (1,000 choristers), street parades, an athletic carnival on...

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