George W. Truett, Race and ties to Woodrow Wilson

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George W. Truett, Race and ties to Woodrow Wilson

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:48 pm

This feature in the Chattanooga News Free paper doesn't acknowledge Truett as major product of Hayesville

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012 ... ertainment
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Truett, Wilson and Race

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:39 pm

In the section of this interview on Race, we may come as close as we can to figuring out where George W. Truett was in his day on race. As Keith Durso points out Wilson sent Truett to Europe for ten weeks during WWI to boost the morale of the troops. And Wilson had ties to Augusta Georgia and his first wife was from Rome Georgia.

Other online sites don't give Wilson this much benefit of the doubt on race, but I think it fair to assume George W. Truett's views on race not much different from Wilson as the "lean forward" portions of this segment on race attest.

Would like some other thoughts, acknowledging its tricky business to assume one's direction from good friends or mutually held esteem of an era

http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript ... =221007513
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Segregation, Trotter and Wilson

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed May 21, 2014 10:36 am

Find the Scott Berg bio of Wilson and go to the index for Trotter or segregation. Great two page story in the large bio about a black man confronting Wilson in the White House about Segregation; a Mr. Trotter. Helps frame the George W. Truett milieu on the matter.
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Wilson at Princeton, Jeffress at FBC Dallas

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:01 am

We al have to believe Jeffress is more in line with WA Criswell than George Truett, but new investigations at Princeton re President Wilson raise questions about Truett as a product of his times.

http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2015 ... llas.html/
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Wilson married Mary Axon of Rome Georgia

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:09 am

She is buried in Myrtle Hill cemetery not far from where Jerry Vines was twice pastor of West Rome Baptist church during the heyday of Birch influence there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/25/opini ... ceton.html

Wilson's treatment of Negro advances probably didn't raise an eyebrow with Truett.

Such were the times.

I believe however had Truett lived in the latter half of 20th Century he woulda been much like Winfred Moore engaging the thought of Carlyle Marney.

But the Wilson enamoration leaves open he coulda been more like Charles Pickering and that would have disappointed many
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The Atlantics More Nuanced Story

Postby Stephen Fox » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:05 pm

Even with Wilson's regrets and dismissing his temperament as the basic wrong, as it goes to Truett and the times, I have to believe Truett was a transition in this matter on the way to Jimmy Allen and Foy Valentine rather than Criswell and Jeffress on the matter of race

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/arc ... sm/417549/
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Brewery to open in front of Truett Church

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:43 pm

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Blood at Root sheds light on Wilson

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:45 pm

Patrick Phillips has a couple pages on Woodrow Wilson in his riveting history of lynching in North Georgia that sheds further indirect light on Truett and his times. Ive read Phillips closely and went to Rome Ga Feb 17 to hear his presentation in person.
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