Black Spirituality Religion : Lynching preachers: How black pastors resisted Jim Crow and white pastors incited racial violence

Clyde C Coger Jr

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Lynching preachers: How black pastors resisted Jim Crow and white pastors incited racial violence

Religion was no barrier for these white murderers, as I’ve discovered in my research on Christianity and lynch mobs in the Reconstruction-era South; white preachers incited racial violence, joined the Ku Klux Klan and lynched black people, sometimes, the victim was a pastor.

<span class=caption>A funeral held in July 1945 for two victims of the Ku Klux Klan, George Dorsey and his sister, Dorothy Dorsey Malcolm, of Walton County, Georgia, held at the Mt. Perry Baptist Church Sunday. </span> <span class=attribution><a class=link rapid-noclick-resp href=https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/the-funeral-for-two-of-the-victims-in-the-july-25th-news-photo/514970326?adppopup=true rel=nofollow noopener target=_blank data-ylk=slk:Bettman via Getty>Bettman via Getty</a></span>

A funeral held in July 1945 for two victims of the Ku Klux Klan, George Dorsey and his sister, Dorothy Dorsey Malcolm, of Walton County, Georgia, held at the Mt. Perry Baptist Church Sunday. Bettman via Getty


Malcolm Brian Foley, PhD Candidate in Religion - Historical Studies, Baylor University
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