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Smith, Kelly Miller.

MICROPHONE MESSAGES, Nine Radio Sermons.

np Vicksburg 1949 Frontis, 9 x 6, stapled printed green wraps, 29 pp. Covers toned, light soiling and creasing, faint pencil note upper front corner, contents toned with a few creased corners else very good. From the foreword: Microphone Messages is a collection of nine sermons delivered by the author over Radio Stations WQBC and WVIM, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Most were delivered during the evening services at the Mount Heroden Church . . . Titles of some of the sermons: The Way of Christ, Why Go to Church, Too Busy to Live, God’s Answer: The Negro in History. Kelly Miller Smith Sr, 1920-1984, was the pastor of Mt. Heroden Baptist Church from 1946 until May of 1951 when he became pastor of Nashville’s First Colored Baptist Church (later, First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill) where he would remain until his death. Active in the civil rights struggle, he was president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1956 to 1959. He helped to found the National Christian Leadership Council (NCLC) in 1958, and served as its president until 1963. Reverend Smith helped to organize a successful voter registration drive, supported sit-ins to end segregation at local lunch counters, and along with 12 other parents sued the Nashville Board of Education for failing to act upon the Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court ruling; his daughter became one of the first Black children to integrate Nashville’s public schools in December 1957. A very scarce publication. FIRST EDITION.


Book Id: 99-1683

Price: $150.00

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