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