Buttigieg hopes to woo black voters

In his visit to a predominantly African American church, Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate from Indiana, made sure to arrive early and to bring his Bible with him.

He took a seat in the third pew at William J. Barber’s racially diverse Green­leaf Christian Church on Decem­ber 1, and to all appearances Buttigieg, a Harvard graduate who became a Rhodes Scholar and speaks seven languages, was the perfect church guest.

He bowed his head in prayer. He rose with everyone else to recite a litany honoring Rosa Parks and other women leaders on the 64th anniversary of her defiant refusal to give up her seat to a white person on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama.