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The Southern Baptist Convention Makes History

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The Southern Baptist Convention, born before the Civil War in defense of slavery, was a bastion of white supremacists through the civil rights movement and into the 1990's. It was only twenty years ago that America's largest Protestant denomination apologized for "institutionalized racism" and resistance to civil rights. Now it's poised to choose its first African American President this week in New Orleans. Is this a one-time event or recognition of the need to reach out to blacks, Latinos and Asians in a changing America?

Note: After we taped today's feature, Luter was elected SBC president

Credits

Guests:
Erik Eckholm - New York Times - @eckholm, Dwight McKissic, Sr. - Cornerstone Baptist Church, David Emmanuel Goatley - Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, Josef Sorett - Columbia University - @josefsorett, Amy Black - Wheaton College

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Lata Pandya, Frances Anderton