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March on Milwaukee: Assisted Search - Churches

At the same time that many churches were maintaining segregated congregations, others were key players in the struggle for civil rights because they inspired people to respond to the nationwide call to arms against social injustices. In 1963 the National Council of Churches, United Presbyterian Church, USA and United Church of Christ sent out a statement of support for direct action and involvement with the African American community, nationwide, to aid in the civil rights struggle. This paved the way for a new kind of religious culture that allowed political mobilization to begin within the church.  more...

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