Jones, Charles Miles, 1906-1993

Biography:

Charles Jones led the First Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, during the late 1940s. The regional presbytery disapproved of his decision to allow African American Presbyterians to attend the church and to provide shelter to Freedom Riders after they left Durham, North Carolina. Jones also went against church rules by not having his members read the Articles of Faith during service. Some local whites, including students and faculty of the University of North Carolina, supported Jones throughout this process. Nevertheless, he was eventually expelled from the Presbyterian Church for his views on race and faith.--From Oral Histories of the American South biography.

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