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.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Braden--Mississippi 1964 (continued)-1966 (Carl and Anne Braden papers, 1928-2006; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 6, Box 56, Folder 1) (Press releases)
- SAVF-Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) papers (Social Action vertical file, circa 1930-2002; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 577, Box 15, Folder 1) (Reports)