March 8, 2000 |
Students in Greenville, S.C., who want to take advantage of Bob Jones University's decision to drop its ban on interracial dating will need a note from their parents. Bob Jones III, the school's president, announced an end to the ban last week. On Monday, he told nearly 4,000 students at a daily chapel service on the campus that they must tell their parents if they become involved in an interracial relationship. "We will carry out the will of your parents," he said.
March 5, 2000 |
Bob Jones University's decision to lift its half-century-old ban on interracial dating has stunned students and the fundamentalist Christian school's supporters who learned about it Friday night in a nationally televised interview with President Bob Jones III. "I don't think even his own secretary knew what he was going to do," school spokesman Jonathan Pait said. Thousands of students and supporters gathered at the university's auditorium to watch Jones' interview on CNN's "Larry King Live."
March 4, 2000 |
Bob Jones University is dropping its ban on interracial dating in the wake of the criticism that followed George W. Bush's visit to the school. "As of today, right now, we're dropping it," Bob Jones III said on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Friday night. During Bush's appearance at the fundamentalist Christian school last month, the Texas governor told his audience that he shared their views.
October 17, 1999 |
The NAACP's national board on Saturday unanimously approved a tourism boycott of South Carolina until the state stops flying the Confederate flag from its Capitol. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People also asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate whether official display of the symbol infringed on the civil rights of blacks.
November 10, 1998 |
It stands in a glen, resplendent in red bricks, its roof and windows trimmed in white. It stands dauntless and defiant, against all odds. A new St. John Baptist Church has risen from charred masonry blocks, twisted metal and ashes. Its tiny black congregation, 40 strong, and a sanctuary full of visitors gathered Sunday to celebrate and give thanks. Since colonial times, four St. John churches have been devastated in this patch of countryside near Columbia, S.C.
July 11, 1998 |
Ammie Murray noticed the car out of the corner of her eye. There was something odd about it. The car was an aging maroon Pontiac. It was parked on a narrow side road that led off into a swamp along the Congaree River. People used those rutty old roads to go fishing. The odd thing was that the car was full, at a dead stop and facing out. That made her uneasy, but she drove on, at 30 mph or so, over the sand and the washouts that covered Old State Road.