The Stormy Question

On January 1, 2013 the nation observed the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Disciples of Christ Historical Society, located in Nashville, is participating in that commemoration with an interpretive display in the Oscar Haynes Exhibit Hall. 

The special exhibit, "The Stormy Question: Christian Churches and the Slavery Issue" showcases the Society's collections documenting the various positions taken by the Disciples of Christ on slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation.

James H. Garrison, editor of Christian Evangelist

Taken together, these documents, books, illustrations and artifacts tell a compelling story of a faith community struggling with the momentous issues and events of the nineteenth century in the United States. Many items will be displayed for the first time. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

An expanded version of the exhibit will be placed online at in the spring. For more information please contact the curator, Sara Harwell.