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Southern Baptists elect 1st black

Southern Baptists, who split from Northern Baptists in 1845 over the issue of slavery, on Tuesday elected a black pastor to serve as first vice president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.

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  • Headline: Southern Baptists elect 1st black
  • Publication: Front Section, Pages 7 on 06/15/2011
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