Burned churches, fiery politics

December 1996
Christian Century;12/18/96, Vol. 113 Issue 37, p1243
Comments on the rash of arson attacks on black churches in the southern United States. Resurgence of white racism; Politicians' condemnation of the arsons; Burning of white churches in 1995; Political clout of the Religious Right.


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