A Christ of two bodies

Racism is historically intertwined with religion in the American South. 
1948 survey held that near1y 99 percent of Black people that attended multiracial congregations claimed that their church enforced segregated seating.
Scholars have researched race and religion in the South extensively (see Jemar Tisby, Robert P. Jones, Julia Blackwelder)
Far less research on how Christians fought on both sides of racial justice.
Using Alabama Baptists during the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 as a representative case study, this research argues that southern Christians fought both for and against civil rights, but other than a few exceptions, these ideological schisms were roughly divided along racial lines.
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Abstract/Description: Racism is historically intertwined with religion in the American South. 1948 survey held that near1y 99 percent of Black people that attended multiracial congregations claimed that their church enforced segregated seating. Scholars have researched race and religion in the South extensively (see Jemar Tisby, Robert P. Jones, Julia Blackwelder) Far less research on how Christians fought on both sides of racial justice. Using Alabama Baptists during the Birmingham Campaign of 1963 as a representative case study, this research argues that southern Christians fought both for and against civil rights, but other than a few exceptions, these ideological schisms were roughly divided along racial lines.
Subject(s): Undergraduate Research
Civil Rights
Birmingham Campaign of 1963
Alabama Baptists