Religion: Joseph H. Jackson: The Meaning of the Cross

The Rev. Joseph H. Jackson would most emphatically disagree with Marshall's conviction that the Gospel prescribes revolution. Jackson, pastor of the big Olivet Baptist Church on Chicage's South Side and perennial president of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., Inc. (he claims 6,000,000 members), is in his mid-60s. But there is more than a generation gap between him and Calvin Marshall. Jackson bitterly opposed Martin Luther King's civil-disobedience campaign, and has so vigorously quashed liberal opposition within his denomination that half a million members (including King) left in 1961 to form the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. He was one of the...

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