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Disrupters & Interlopers: Will D. Campbell

It is hard to say whether Will D. Campbell is more well-known as a Baptist preacher or as a writer, or whether it would be impossible to separate those two aspects of this unorthodox Southerner. Born in 1924, the son of Mississippi cotton farmers, Campbell became a Baptist preacher when he was seventeen years old. He first attended the small Louisiana College, then served in World War II; after the war, he went to Wake Forest, Tulane, and Yale Divinity. As a preacher, it was Campbell’s nontraditional, progressive views on racial justice that… Read more Disrupters & Interlopers: Will D. Campbell