A Tale of Two Wikipedia Entries

While doing some lecture prep tonight, I stumbled across some information about the nineteenth century white supremacist southern evangelist Sam Jones. I did a google search naively expecting to get more details, and instead I turned up half a dozen hagiographical stories about this awful man. Here’s the introduction to the wikipedia entry before I edited it:

jones 1

And here it is after my edit:

jones 2

Seems like an important detail to mention, no? I’ve never really edited Wikipedia before. Hopefully this new information sticks.

By the way, can we talk about what it means that contemporary white evangelicals apparently think it’s ok to honor the memory of this man?

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