- Date: 02/11/2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Location: Washington County Public Library
205 Oak Hill St NE
Abingdon, Virginia 24210
Meet Dr. Joe Reiff, Professor of Religion at Emory & Henry College, whose book, Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society, focuses on the response of the white Mississippi Methodists to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Twenty-eight ministers signed a statement of their convictions, based on Jesus' teachings to permit 'no discrimination of race, color, or creed,' in an attempt to lead white Methodists to work for racial justice. The book documents the failures of the group, but also their successes, as the Deep South's massive resistance to segregation began to crack. The book received the 2016 Nonfiction Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Sponsored by Washington County Friends of the Library.
Cost: Free for Everyone
Download the complete Spring 2018 Arts Array Program at www.vhcc.edu/ArtsArray.
- All Arts Array activities are free for the faculty, staff and students of Virginia Highlands Community College.
- Staff members and students of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, including participants in the College for Older Adults who purchase an Arts Array pass, may attend all films and concerts in the Spencer-Miller Memorial Concert series at Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church for free.
- All films are free for students and staff members of Emory & Henry College and King University.
For additional information about the Arts Array, please contact Tommy Bryant firstname.lastname@example.org (276) 739-2451 regarding film and drama events and Mary Munsey email@example.com (276) 739-2454 regarding concerts