Episcopalians: Faith & Prejudice in Georgia

What role should the church play in the bitter fight for Negro equality in schools? In Atlanta last week, the question was very much in the public eye as pickets bearing anti-segregation placards marched outside the fashionable, privately run Lovett School. It was a kind of civil rights protest that the South has grown used to — except that this time the pickets included Episcopal priests, and their protests were aimed at a school with Episcopal ties.

The pickets were objecting to Lovett's whites-only admission policy, which pits the practice of some...

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