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Title:The colonial church question in Lagos politics, 1905 1911
Author:Ayandele, E.A.
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:Church history
Abstract:Although in Lagos institutional links between Church and State had never existed, in 1904 Governor Egerton and Bishop Tugwell forged those links. Egerton proposed that Christ Church (of the C.M.S.) would be converted to a Colonial Church. The Colonial Church issue was intended to bring about racial segregation and was pushed through by Egerton in a manner that undermined the position of the Legislative Council. These factors were clearly perceived by the educated elite and were serious enough to turn the Colonial Church Question to a matter of universal concern and interest. When Egerton became Governor racial tension had begun to develop into racial segregation in several respects. The Colonial Church question unleashed racial bitterness. One of the results was the emergence of the People's Union, the first distinctly political organization in Lagos. Reference notes.