Integrating God's House
American Politics | Journalism Studies
This program features Dalton Lyon, author of “Sanctuaries of Segregation: The Story of the Jackson Church Visit Campaign,” Charles Overby, chairman of the Overby Center, and Warren Black, the retired pastor of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church. Lyon, who now teaches history at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis, first developed material on the subject for a dissertation while a graduate student at Ole Miss more than a decade ago. His book, published in 2017 by University Press of Mississippi, concentrates on an operation conceived by students and civil rights activists at Tougaloo College that became aimed at Methodist churches because of their the belief that the national denomination would disapprove of segregation.
Lyon, Dalton; Black, Warren; and Overby, Charles, "Integrating God's House" (2018). Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. 65.