Issue of the Week:
African American Church Burnings

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This week, we're looking at the rash of burnings of African American churches, and how it's been covered in the news. Over the past 18 months, 34 predominantly black churches have burned. Visit the following links for more information.

  • Reuters articles archive
    An archive of articles about church burnings, brought to you by Reuters and Yahoo.

  • CNN articles archive
    Another archive, this one maintained by CNN and Yahoo.

  • America's Long History of Black Churches Burning
    By Jim Campbell for the Los Angeles Times, this piece examines the history of the black church in America -- and the frightenening ramifications of the recent rash of burnings.

  • Timeline of black church fire investigations
    Find out when and where each fire occured, and how investigations are proceeding.

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