The Bishop Stood His Ground

Davis, Burke
August 1953
New Republic;8/3/53, Vol. 129 Issue 1, p9
The article presents information on the step taken by Bishop Vincent S. Waters in 1953 to struck the first blow against separation of white and black congregations. The white congregation broke the peace in a disturbing scene. Waters had, two years ago, warned that segregation must end within his diocese, lest the church be accused of dividing its faith and the rewards thereof. The bishop read his letter of early 1951 in which he explained that the North Carolina diocese was to put an end to segregated churches, and explained that segregation of church buildings had begun with his predecessor.


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