Civil Rights Act tore down walls, expanded reconciliation efforts

When the Civil Rights Act became law in 1964, there were pockets of Southern Baptists working for racial justice and equality. On the legislation's 50th anniversary, Baptist leaders are celebrating the fact that those pockets of activism have blossomed into a convention-wide emphasis on multiethnic cooperation to fulfill the Great Commission.

Remembering the Civil Rights Act

Carlisle Driggers reflects on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed by President Johnson 50 years ago when Driggers was pastor of 23rd and Broadway Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky.

Southwestern grads given ‘unique assignment’

While graduates from other institutions often pursue a career to make money and a better life for themselves, Paige Patterson explained during Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's commencement that its graduates should seek instead to make life better for everybody else, even if that means experiencing financial discomfort.