Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Gillespie, G.T. A Christian View on Segregation; Reprint of an Address By Rev. G. T. Gillespie, D. D.

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.27 Author/Creator: Gillespie, G.T. Place Written: Jackson, Mississippi Type: Pamphlet Date: 4 November 1954 Pagination: 9 p. ; 22.6 x 10.3 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet of a printed address by Reverend G. T. Gillespie in 1954. The Synod of Mississippi of the Presbyterian Church published a statement that is in favor of segregation. The document details that segregation promotes progress, is natural, and not based on racial prejudice.

People: Gillespie, G.T. (Guy Tillman), 1924-2017

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ReligionSegregationWhite supremacy movementsRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources