Professor Haynes Discusses The Last Segregated Hour in Huffington Post
Publication Date: 12/4/2012
Religious Studies Professor Stephen R. Haynes has published a new book titled The Last Segregated Hour: The Memphis Kneel-Ins and the Campaign for Southern Church Desegregation. In a Huffington Post blog entry, he discusses the church kneel-ins that took place in the1960s.
He writes, “Most Americans are familiar with the adage that 11 o′clock on Sunday morning is the week′s most segregated hour. Although there is less homogeneity in American churches than when the observation was first popularized in the 1950s, the segregation of Christian worship continues to be analyzed by sociologists and lamented by religious leaders.”