Daniel realizes that integration wasn't the only thing on SouthernProtestants' minds. In the late '50s, evangelical college studentsopenly flaunted their denominations' bans on dancing. ("Some of thewomen students dressed in black and pinned a red 'D' on their sweaters.'It's my scarlet letter,' one explained; 'I dance. I'm a sinner.'")Religion even shaped how Southerners thought about atomic weapons andthe Cold War-ruminating on possible annihilation,apocalyptically-inclined Christians read up on biblical prophesies thatGod would destroy the world in flames.
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