Little Zion: A Church Baptized by Fire
Univ of North Carolina Press, 2006 - 266 pages
The arson attacks in 2006 on a number of small Baptist churches in rural Alabama recall the rash of burnings at predominantly black houses of worship that damaged or destroyed dozens of southern churches in the mid-1990s. One of the churches struck by pro
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