Interview with Reverend Will Campbell
QUESTION 2
INTERVIEWER:

OK, NOW IN 1960, WHEN THE SIT-INS BEGIN AND THE PROTEST CAMPAIGN IN NASHVILLE BEGINS, HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO THE MINDS OF PEOPLE IN TERMS OF HOW THEY'RE DOING WITH EACH OTHER AND JUST THE IDEA OF YOU KNOW THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND, AND PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO REALLY COME TO GRIPS WITH ONE ANOTHER. HOW IS THE CHURCHES PLAYING INTO THAT, WITH VANDERBILT AS A MAJOR INSTITUTION AT THAT TIME.

Rev. Will D. Campbell:

Yeah, well of course, the white established structured church tried very hard not to deal with it at all, just simply ignore it.