Religion: Pastor's Ordeal

Robert B. McNeill was on the way through law school at the University of Alabama when he switched to Richmond's Union Theological Seminary. But for Alabama-born Seminarian McNeill, the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth had separate entrances marked WHITE and COLORED; as a member of the basketball team he refused to play against Richmond's Negro College, Virginia Union, and at an inter-seminary conference he balked at sitting down to lunch with the Negro delegates.

But he did sit down with them and thereafter began an intensive study of race relations, which he kept up...

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