Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Negroes amongst the Presbos

Actually, for 1957, the Presbyterians were among the most progressive of the main line Protestant cults. But it's still sad to see that black folks got two out of 130 pages and no white folks were in any pictures with any black folks.

5 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hmmm, interesting historical snapshot.

XUP said...

Isn't that guy with the spectacles a white folk?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I knew someone would say what you said XUP. But no, he's not a white guy. He is a very light skinned African American.

dguzman said...

Wow. I just zoomed in and read the text about the "Negro Work" and there's so much there, starting with "Thoughtful men throughout the south"--so it's still all about white guys knowing what's best for "our Negro people." Wow.

kirby said...

Yeah, that "our Negro" phrase was used several times. Creepy.