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Black Power and White Response

Date: circa June 1970

Author: Robert H. Hamill

Biographical/Historical abstract: Robert H. Hamill served as dean of the chapel at Boston University in the sixties.

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Description: This copy of Robert Hamill's sermon entitled “Black Power and White Response” was sent to UNCG Chancellor James S. Ferguson by Lurlene Barnhardt around June 1970. It was originally preached on February 16, 1969, to the congregation of Marsh Chapel at Boston University, where Hamill served as dean. At the request of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, Barnhardt and Ferguson served on a white task force which drafted a position paper on race relations that was presented at a conference on race and religion held at North Carolina A&T State University in July 1970. Barnhart recommended background reading to the task force and included this reprint of the Hamill sermon. This copy has been marked up by Ferguson presumably in preparation for drafting the position paper and demonstrates his engagement in the topic.


Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.14.317

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