Methodists: Negro Bishops for White Areas

The quandary at the Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh last May was when and how to integrate the all-Negro Central Jurisdiction. Being separate-but-equal, the Central Jurisdiction gave position and status to Negro clergymen, some of whom feared loss of jobs and rank if it were abolished. The conference settled for giving white jurisdictions a leisurely four years to plan for the incorporation of Negro churches.

Now, faster than anyone foresaw, the dilemma is being solved— by giving the Negro clergymen more authority over white believers than men of their race have in any other Protestant church. By last week...

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