TITLE

Church fires prompt call for funds

PUB. DATE
July 1996
SOURCE
Christian Century;7/17/96, Vol. 113 Issue 22, p711
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that President Bill Clinton called for an emergency transfer of money to help combat attacks on black southern churches. Suspicious fires that hit black churches; Hiring of additional police officers to patrol church sites.
ACCESSION #
9608050366

 

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