Religion: Methodists and the Negro

Elderly (119 years) but lively Zion's Herald, No. 2 Methodist weekly, waxed hot last week over racial discrimination in the Methodist Church. "Our sin against the Negro lies as a log across the path of Methodist progress," editorialized the Herald. "In these days of war, with discrimination against the Negro becoming a nationwide scandal, we are tongue-tied. . . . What is the church going to do about real brotherhood?"

The outburst was occasioned by the refusal of Wilbraham Academy, oldest Methodist school in America, to admit the fully qualified son of one of...

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