“Living under the Tension”

Troy Jackson

in Becoming King

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125206
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135045 | DOI:
“Living under the Tension”

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This chapter explores how King and the broader community responded to threats, violence, and legal maneuvers over the last ten months of the boycott. It notes that white resistance to racial equality included the clergy, and reports that during the week after the bombing of King's home, a Fisk university researcher interviewed G. Stanley Frazier, former pastor of St. James Methodist Church in Montgomery, who attacked the MIA for attempting to use “the church as an instrument to destroy segregation.” The chapter also notes that other whites, such as Morgan and the women of the Fellowship of the Concerned, were not afraid to challenge white supremacy and took bold countercultural stands in support of the boycott.

Keywords: King; racial equality; clergy; G. Stanley Frazier; St. James; MIA; segregation; Morgan; white supremacy

Chapter.  13240 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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