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oni 43 - j j j Georgia Baptists Lower Barriers MACON,...
j j j Georgia Baptists Lower Barriers MACON, Ga. <J»~The Vine- ville Baptist church has quietly desegregated its membership, the first Southern Baptist church in the state to take such action. The 2,000-member church voted voted unanimously Sunday to accept accept Sam Jerry Oni, 22. a ministerial ministerial student from Takoradi, | Ghana. Oni presented himself for ' membership with a group of | white students from recently i desegregated Mercer Universi- , tv, a Baptist school in this cen- ' tral Georgia city. Oni was converted to C’hris- ; tianity in Ghana by a Mercer i graduate.

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  1. The Eagle,
  2. 23 Sep 1963, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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