“But white evangelicals in Mississippi and many other locales could no more ignore the challenge to white supremacy than those at the epicenter of an earthquake can ignore the pitching and roiling of the ground around them. These Christians did not pass the civil rights years floating beatifically on clouds of cool detachment; such a response, as the segregated structures of southern life came crashing down around them, hardly seems plausible. Ever so disappointed in their evangelical brethren, King and Hill generously read their silence as apathy or preoccupation. But the façade of silence cloaked a truth far more revealing: not only did white Christians fail to fight for black equality, they often labored mightily against it. A”


Carolyn Renaee DuPont, Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975
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