Religion: The Churches v. Jim Crow

With no ifs, ands or buts, the Federal Council of Churches last week flatly denounced racial segregation as "unnecessary and undesirable and a violation of the gospel of love and human brotherhood.."

The Federal Council, in its "Statement on Human Rights," went on record as opposing Jim Crow in any form—and called for equal, nonsegregated participation of all races in all phases of the "social and public life of the community," including housing, education, recreation, transportation and businesses serving the public "such as stores, theaters, hotels and restaurants."

During a busy three-day biennial convention...

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