Taking Down the Ropes


Come explore this special display about Billy Graham’s pivotal role in the civil rights movement through exclusive memorabilia, rare photographs and captivating stories. Learn about Billy Graham’s fight for racial equality based on the Scriptures and the remarkable African Americans who helped shape his ministry during the 1950’s and ’60s.

On display now through Feb. 29 in the Journey of Faith tour, guests can get a closer look at Mr. Graham’s relationship with Martin Luther King Jr. and view fascinating artifacts like the key to the city of New Orleans given to Billy Graham, as well as a 1988 South Africa Crusade invitation—asking Billy to preach in a country still under oppressive apartheid policy.

This special display is free to view and open to the public.

Guests visiting the Library during this time will also receive a complimentary DVD copy of a special 14-minute documentary, Taking Down the Ropes of Segregation: Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights, and Apartheid, while supplies last. For more information, call 704-401-3256.

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