Religion: Racial Christianity

Said President Benjamin E. Mays, head of Atlanta University's Morehouse College (for Negroes): "I would tremble for the Christian cause if 50 Negroes were to enter an average local church in this country on a Sunday morning and ask to become members. Fundamentally we are afraid ... to practise the Christian religion."

Dr. Mays's angry words reflected a new stirring among southern Protestants over the race question. Within the past month two bodies of Southern Baptists—biggest denomination in the South—have faced up to it in two different ways.

Meeting in Savannah, Georgia's Baptist Convention got ready to vote on the report of...

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