When my father, the Reverend Dr. Miles Mark Fisher obtained his PhD in 1948 from the University of Chicago still in the pulpit at Durham, NCâs White Rock Baptist Church, he was the first in the 1918 Morehouse College class to be awarded such. And though people are upset with what Jeremiah Wright said in his church, I chuckled knowing that many havenât been to a black church for our preachers will say whatever they like and our congregations keep them for a myriad of reasons. I can hear my father saying in the late 50âs what could be considered controversial things from the pulpit, e.g. black folks donât know what integration is all about for when it occurs it will be the black schools that are closed, the black principals and teachers who will be displaced and the black kids likely ill served. Hmmm. . . .
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