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Paul Hardin Jr., December 8, 1989. Interview C-0071.
Integration of the United Methodist Church: Bishop Paul Hardin helped bring about racial integration of the United Methodist denomination in the 1960s. He recalls several points in his long ministry career when white and black pastors opposed his efforts to move ministers to other districts, accept church members of other races, and dissolve the Black Methodist district. Supportive church members helped him withstand criticism of his personal stance, even when he faced pressure from conservative ministers on one side and Martin Luther King on the other.
Interviewee: Paul Hardin    Interviewer: Donald Mathews
Duration: 01:23:00     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 9 excerpts.