The story of Drum magazine

The Church Story

A March 1956 spread for the Church story. 'ATTEND THIS CHURCH, says notice at Seventh Day Adventist Church, but Mr DRUM , obeying this, was told to leave and to go and worship in his "own church."

'In February Drum told of the revolt of half-a-million black members within the orthodox white church, and said that because of the "presence of the colour bar within the traditional Christian denominations" these members had left and formed their own sects. The sects were today being labelled un-Christian and anti-white. Drum has now conducted a survey to test the attitude of the churches towards apartheid, to find out just how far church policy has improved or deteriorated since the great non-white break-away 69 years ago. Was the white Christian today willing to pray side by side with his black "brother?" Mr. DRUM went to church to find out. His adventures have made headlines.'