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Discussion in 'Baptist History' started by menageriekeeper, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. menageriekeeper

    menageriekeeper Active Member

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    This might not be Baptist history exactly but,

    Does anyone here remember this ministry (which might still be ongoing, they have a website) and it's founder J. Harold Smith?

    I'm writing a research paper (on the civil rights movement) and in looking through various sources I found a pamphlet that he had written titled "God's plan for the races". It was a convoluted bit intended to show Biblical support for segregation.

    What I can't find, but would like too, is anything suggesting that he changed his mind on the subject in later years. Can anyone here help?
     
  2. Bob Alkire

    Bob Alkire New Member

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    I believe J. Harold Smith changed his view, keep in mind that his view on segregation was taught in many seminaries in yesteryear.
    This should help or I hope it will;
    http://www.radiobiblehour.org/
     
  3. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    You may have already found this, but here is a link to listen to the sermon:

    http://scipio.uark.edu/cdm4/results...h&CISOFIELD3=creato&CISOROOT=/Civilrights&t=s

    Some other links:

    http://jsr.fsu.edu/issues/vol13/fones-wolf.html

    http://charleskmoorejr.blogspot.cz/2011/01/gods-three-deadlines-j-harold-smith.html

    There are many more if you do a search on his name. I found nothing to indicate he changed is position on race or segregation.

    He wrote an autobiography:

    The Time of My Life: The Autobiography of J. Harold Smith

    I have never seen the book, and thus I do not know what he does or does not say about this topic.

    Good luck in your research. Let us know what you find.

    Blessings.
     
  4. menageriekeeper

    menageriekeeper Active Member

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    O wow, ya'll are up early! Thanks!

    Yes the Arkansas university website is where I found the pamphlet. I've also looked through the website for the Radio Bible Hour but can't find anything specific that says whether or not he changed his mind. I haven't seen the autobiography, I'll look for it. maybe Amazon.

    Thanks for the other two links, I'll be looking through them today.
     
  5. menageriekeeper

    menageriekeeper Active Member

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    So, the website had a contact link. I used it and asked directly. I'll let ya'll know if I get a reply.

    Btw, the JSR link was great! I'm going to add that info into my paper. I didn't realize that he was considered a voice of the common people and that is exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for.
     
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