civil rights movement

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Meet Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Civil Rights Movement

On April 9, 1968, Benjamin Elijah Mays had the burdensome honor of delivering a eulogy for Martin Luther King Jr. on the campus of Morehouse …

By Randal Maurice Jelks

The States Project

Mississippi: A Historian Challenges H.L. Mencken

A Historian Challenges H.L. Mencken.

By Alison Collis Greene

The States Project

Alabama: A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie

A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie.

By David H. Watt

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The Myth of the Black Church

My earliest ideas about African American religion and political struggle come from my first public memories as a child of the South of the late …

By Barbara Dianne Savage

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Illinois

An Autoworker Reconciles God and Mammon

By Christopher D. Cantwell

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