Pastor traces path of ongoing civil-rights movement


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YOUNGSTOWN

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.

“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.

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