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Series 2
Born of Conviction, 1958-2005
Boxes 5 - 6

Scope and Content Note

These folders involve the "Born of Conviction" pro-desegregation statement of twenty-eight young Methodist Ministers in Mississippi in December of 1962. Included is the “Born of Conviction” statement, correspondence regarding the statement, sermons, clippings, and other publications concerning the declaration.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Box Folder Content
5 3 Born of Conviction Project, 2003-2005
5 4 Born of Conviction Research and Copies of Letters from Signees, 1963-1964
5 5 Born of Conviction: “Civil Disobedience and Obligation to the State”: carbon copy, 1967
5 6 Born of Conviction: Born of Conviction statement – photocopies, 1962
5 7 Born of Conviction: Born of Conviction statement, 1962
5 8 Born of Conviction: Clippings and editorials – photocopies, 1963
5 9 Born of Conviction: Clippings and editorials, 1963
5 10 Born of Conviction: Correspondence – incoming – photocopies, 1962-1963
5 11 Born of Conviction: Correspondence – incoming, 1962-1963
6 1 Born of Conviction: Correspondence – outgoing – photocopies, 1962-1963
6 2 Born of Conviction: Correspondence – outgoing, 1962-1963
6 3 Born of Conviction: Handwritten draft, 1967
6 4 Born of Conviction: Note cards, undated
6 5 Born of Conviction: Notes on responses to statement – photocopies, 1963
6 6 Born of Conviction: Notes on responses to statement, 1963
6 7 Born of Conviction: Opposing responses – photocopies, undated
6 8 Born of Conviction: Opposing responses, undated
6 9 Born of Conviction: Questionnaire to “The 28”, 1965
6 10 Born of Conviction: Sermons and writings of the twenty-eight young Methodist Ministers – photocopies, 1963
6 11 Born of Conviction: Sermons and writings of the twenty-eight young Methodist Ministers, 1963
6 12 Born of Conviction: Typed draft (with corrections), 1967
6 13 Millsaps College race discussions, 1958
6 14 Mississippi Conference "Born of Conviction Statement" and related paperwork, 1964-undated
6 15 Responses from clergy in Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church in response to "Born of Conviction Statement," 1965-1975
6 16 Study of Protestant Ministers by Jeffrey K. Hadden: Article, 1965
6 17 Study of Protestant Ministers by Jeffrey K. Hadden: Correspondence, 1965
6 18 The Mississippi Conference Southeastern Jurisdiction: a survey of selected charateristics of methodist ministers, lay leaders, and churches, 1963
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