The Lovett School Controversy

Bigotry and Denial

Lovett School, an all-white private school in Atlanta, had a long association with the Episcopal Church. The strong ties with the Church were guaranteed by the school’s charter, which stated that two-thirds of the board of trustees had to be Episcopalians and an Episcopal priest has traditionally been employed as the headmaster. On February 2, 1954, the school merged with the Cathedral of St. Philip, and in doing so the Lovett School passed all of its property to the control of the Cathedral.