The Raney Controversy: Clyde Edgerton’s Fight for Creative Freedom

Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 2001

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The Raney Controversy: Clyde Edgerton’s Fight for Creative Freedom

by George Hovis
Southern Cultures, Vol. 7, No. 2: Summer 2001

"'There were a lot of people who supported Clyde, but they just did not feel comfortable voicing any kind of support. There was this element of fear.'"

During the spring of 1985, a battle raged in Buies Creek, North Carolina, on the campus of Campbell University, an affiliate of the State Baptist Convention of North Carolina. The battle involved the administration of Campbell University and an untenured faculty member in the school of education. Clyde Edgerton