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Civil Rights Leader Will Campbell Speaks At Belmont

DSCF2259.jpgThe Office of Spiritual Development at Belmont University hosted Will Campbell, a well-known preacher, writer and speaker Wednesday, Feb. 7. Throughout his life, he has been a notable white supporter of civil rights in the southern United States.
After serving in World War II Campbell studied at Yale Divinity School and participated in key events of the civil rights movement. He helped escort black students who integrated the Little Rock, Ark., schools and attended the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) that was led by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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