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Plains, Georgia / Baptists / Edwards #252657

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jun 19, 1977
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(Studio) Bruce Edwards leaves Plains, Georgia, after racial controversy in Plains Baptist Church. New Baptist mission church formed in Plains. REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Plains, Georgia) Edwards preaches last sermon in Plains, at mission church. Tourism in Plains noted. [President cousin, Hugh CARTER - talks of discord in the church. Notes anti-black, anti-Edwards, anti-Carter sentiments.] October 31, 1976, film of Reverend Clennon King shown; controversy with regard to his integrating the 1st Baptist Church recalled. [EDWARDS - talks of sadness with regard to situation.] King becomes member of new church. [EDWARDS - talks of leaving.] Edwards to be pastor of a church in Hawaii. Partings filmed.
REPORTER: Betsy Aaron

Aaron, Betsy

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