Facts Justify Concern for Burnings

This column attempts to remove the smoke and take a clear-eyed look at the facts surrounding the rash of suspicious fires in Alabama at churches with nonwhite parishioners. Since December 1995, four such fires occurred in neighboring Hale and Green Counties. In Green, County the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Boligee burned on December 22, 1995. Less than a month later, the Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Mt. Zoar Baptist Church burned on the same night, January 11, 1996. In neighboring Hale County, the Rising Star Baptist Church in Greensboro burned on June 3, 1996. . . . → Read More: Facts Justify Concern for Burnings

At Dexter, Church Leaders Face Different Challenges

When 36 year old Richard Wills came to Montgomery in 1992, he assumed spiritual leadership of one of Montgomery’s oldest and most famous religious institutions: Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Forty years ago, another young minister arrived at this Dexter Avenue church: the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr., unquestionably the most famous . . . → Read More: At Dexter, Church Leaders Face Different Challenges