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NASHVILLE (BP) -- When the late Victor Glass led the Home Mission Board's outreach to black Baptists, he would conduct an exercise in phonetics with fellow white Southern Baptists at the board's frequent racial reconciliation conferences.
"He would have everybody bend into a bending position, with their hands on their knees, and say 'Negro-o-o'" is how Emmanuel McCall, the first black to hold a professional leadership position within the Southern Baptist Convention, remembers it. McCall began working with Glass as associate director of the board's Department of Cooperative Ministries with National Baptists. Read More