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In His Own Words | September 1958 | “Advice for Living” Column in Ebony Magazine


Monday January 17, 2022: 1:00pm to 1:30pm




From September 1957 until December 1958, King wrote a monthly advice column for Ebony Magazine. In “Advice for Living” he responded to a variety of reader questions ranging from the personal to the political. This quote is exempted from his response to this reader question:

“Last Sunday my preacher did something that disturbed me. He mixed a lot of worldly things in his sermon. My question is this: Should God and the NAACP be mixed in the pulpit?”

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