Carter Teaches Sunday School
Carter Teaches Sunday School The Steeple
In episode 5: Jeff visits Plains and attends former president Carter's Sunday school lesson at the Maranatha Baptist Church. President Carter explains the importance of our rural churches in understanding where we came from, how we got here, and where we're going. A small town, a boyhood farm, and a little country church made a man who one day becomes the president of the United States.
About the Program
Aspects of our unique Southern history can only be told through its surviving rural churches. As the backcountry rapidly expanded in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the churches erected on this newly parceled land became the center of community life. These are the stories that built our nation.
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