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The Burning of Black Churches.

Of the Canaan AME church in Columbia, Tennessee, Pastor Dennis Lawson. In January last year the church was damaged when three local men erected a cross and threw fire bombs into the basement kitchen-area. In the last 18 months, over three dozen churches with predominantly black congregations have been destroyed or damaged in fires. LAWSON and other church leaders have joined forces to support each other in the wake of this crisis. Today, he discussed the epidemic in Washington with President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and members of the cabinet.


Other segments from the episode on June 27, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 27, 1996: Interview with Dennis Lawson; Interview with Sharon Robinson; Review of Positive Black Soul's album "Salaam."


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