Plenary Session 3


“The Most Segregated Hour in America”


Victor Hinojosa


You’ve doubtless heard by now some version of “11 am on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America.” Indeed, the phrase itself appears to predate Dr. King and  it’s not clear who said it first.  But no one said it better than Dr. King when, in 1963, he remarked, “We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most segregated major institution in America. At 11:00 on Sunday morning when we stand and sing and Christ has no east or west, we stand at the most segregated hour in this nation.”