Bellevue Case Symbolizes Split Views

Title

Bellevue Case Symbolizes Split Views

Subject

Religion, Bellevue, Memphis, Guthrie, Mary Anne

Description

In this newspaper article found in the Commercial Appeal, Michael Clark writes about the anguish that has come about from the expansion of a church. Bellevue Baptist Church had been gradually expanding, each time taking more and more land that used to be housing complexes or stores. Sister Mary Anne Guthrie disagrees with Bellevue Baptist Church about their means of expansion. The Sister feels as though the church is putting people out of their homes to take up as much land as they can. The church does not feel the same they feel they are doing what is best for the church and all its members. This clash caused a big war on religions in Memphis during the time. Outsiders looking in were torn between whether or not to tell the church they could not expand or how they can expand.

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Creator

Michael Clark, the Commercial Appeal

Source

MSS 475, Box 370B, Folder 3

Publisher

The University of Memphis Libraries

Date

May 28, 1983

Contributor

Clark, Michael

Rights

Digital Image © 2016, University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department. All rights reserved.

Files

Bellevue-Case.jpg

Collection

Citation

Michael Clark, the Commercial Appeal , “Bellevue Case Symbolizes Split Views ,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed January 19, 2018, http://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/124.