Rev. Fred Luter

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7:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Kenneth Polite Facing Challenges As New US Attorney

US Attorney Kenneth Polite.
Liskow & Lewis via The Lens

Kenneth Polite Jr. is wrapping up his first full week as the new US Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana. 

High on his priority list is likely selecting his top assistants — and making sure recent history is not repeated.

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Southern Baptist Convention
12:09 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Southern Baptists' Historic Presidential Vote Near

The nation's largest Protestant denomination is set to take its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past.

On Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention plans to vote on whether to elect an African-American president for the first time in the denomination's 167-year history. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is so-far unopposed for the position.

Seventeen years ago, Luter was one of the authors of an SBC resolution that apologized to African-Americans for perpetuating racism and resolved to strive for racial reconciliation.

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6:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

New Orleans Pastor Set To Be First African-American President of Southern Baptist Convention

The Rev. Fred Luter of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church
Heather Pendergraft Southern Baptist Convention

The pastor of the Franklin Avenue Baptist Church is poised this week to become the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention. His career as a church pastor was not something he imagined as a child.

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