Asbury, Beverly A.


Clergyman, who according to a letter from Will D. Campbell, was ousted from his North Carolina church by parishioners for his liberal views. In 1946 as an undergraduate from the University of Georgia, Asbury attended a Morehouse College conference about how to create an integrated student Christian group in the South. There he met Martin Luther King, Jr. After leaving his church in North Carolina (and the Southern Baptists), Asbury served as pastor at the College at Wooster in Ohio and as chaplain at Missouri's Westminister College. In 1967, he became Vanderbilt University's first chaplin, a position he held until 1996.

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