Who is Will D. Campbell?
A preacher...

Campbell left the University of Mississippi and took a job with the National Council of Churches as Executive Director, Southern Project, Department of Racial and Cultural Relations. Operating out of Nashville, TN, from 1956-1962, Campbell would "just show up" at various centers of racial unrest.

Will preferred to keep a low profile and work behind the scenes to promote human equality and Christian love. He wrote and presented papers at conferences, networked with black leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis, and was a backdrop figure at kneel-ins, sit-ins and other demonstrations around the turbulent south. One such place was Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957.

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Posted 25 February 2002