Religion: Honors for Negroes

For Christians, black & white, who feel that the churches have been more than slow in offering Christian fellowship to Negroes, there was good news last week:

¶ For the first time in its 40-year history, Cleveland's Ministerial Association (representing virtually all Protestant denominations) chose a Negro president. He was Dr. Wade H. McKinney, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church. Last year Dr. McKinney investigated Detroit's race riots for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, later wrote a report which Cleveland's Mayor Frank J. Lausche used in organizing that city's Committee...