Pastor traces path of ongoing civil-rights movement
The U.S. is experiencing a variety of painful connections between the civil-rights struggles in the South decades ago and many of today’s ills, though a strong faith in God combined with doing good works remains the remedy, a local minister contends.
Black History Month Discussion at Beulah Baptist
A Black History Month discussion on the Civil Rights Movement was held at Beulah Baptist Church on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Rev. Henry McNeil from Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church spoke on the fallout from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, where we are now, and what we need to do in the future to ensure equality for all people of color. Beulah Baptist Church is located at 570 Sherwood Avenue in Youngstown. Rev. Jeffery Stanford is the pastor of the church.
Photos by Scott R. Williams.
“I grew up in a segregated community [in Alabama], and I never went with anyone to school who was white,” the Rev. Henry McNeil recalled. “I never had a white teacher. That was the law.”
The Rev. Mr. McNeil, pastor of Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, discussed certain aspects of the civil-rights movement, including where he feels we are as a nation and where we need to go, during a program Sunday afternoon at Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., on the South Side.
The 90-minute presentation and sermon were part of Black History Month.
Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com. Don't miss the photo gallery from the event on Vindy.com as well.