Billy Graham’s Civil Rights Work Picks up in Ferguson

Billy Graham’s Civil Rights Work Picks up in Ferguson

Bill Graham, right, and son Franklin Graham in 1994. (Paul M. Walsh/CC BY-SA 2.0)
Bill Graham, right, and son Franklin Graham in 1994. (Paul M. Walsh/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Lilly Fowler, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

 
FERGUSON, Mo. (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch)—Ferguson is testing the civil rights legacy of famed televangelist Billy Graham.

In a region still roiled by the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown and a recent U.S. Department of Justice report that found a pattern of racial bias among police, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, an organization based in Charlotte, N.C. and headed by son Franklin Graham, is attempting to make a difference.

An emergency team of the ministry’s chaplains has already made two stops in Ferguson and is prepared to return at a moment’s notice.

Now, the project is taking the next step.

 

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