L-R: Melody Barnes, David Chappell, Hilary O. Shelton discuss the different perspectives northern liberals and southern activists rooted in black churches had toward the civil rights movement.
Civil Rights and the Church: Lessons for the Future
June 29, 2004
David Chappell, author of A Stone of Hope, will examine the different perspectives northern liberals and southern activists rooted in black churches had toward the civil rights movement.
• Audio: Civil Rights and the Church
• Video: David Chappell Remarks and Introduction by Melody Barnes | Hilary O. Shelton Remarks | Questions and Answers
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|Melody Barnes, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, Moderator||David Chappell, Associate Professor of U.S. Social and Intellectual history at the University of Arkansas and author of A Stone of Hope: Prophetic Religion and the Death of Jim Crow., “Martin Luther King rejected liberals optimism about mankind because they had seen liberals’ relying on that optimism as a justification for doing very little about the race question”|
|Hilary O. Shelton, Director of the Washington Bureau of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), “It is very important to look at where we have come.. The Civil Rights movement gave African Americans access to equality of education, which was the ladder out of poverty.”|