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Article "Civil Rights Issue: Hays Challenges Christians"

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Article "Civil Rights Issue: Hays Challenges Christians"

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This article discusses how congressman Brooks Hays said that Christians had “grown soft” during this time. He claimed that he was not an advocate for mass integration, but that he was against discrimination. He expressed that Christians must draw on their resources and continue to believe in the rule of the law when it came to integration. Hays had just lost his first election in 25 years, a bid for congressman in Arkansas, because he was labeled as too moderate on the issue of integration. He was also president of the Southern Baptist Convention, and stated while he did not support the tactics of the NAACP, he would not "deny them their rights."

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"Civil Rights Issue: Hays Challenges Christians." The Richmond Collegian XLVI no. 13, (February 13, 1959): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19590213.2.25&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-.

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1959-02-13

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Kidd, June Lee, “Article "Civil Rights Issue: Hays Challenges Christians",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 17, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2946.