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Emerson College Professor Jerald Walker's new memoir details his boyhood growing up in a doomsday cult. (Courtesy Beacon Press)
Emerson College Professor Jerald Walker's new memoir details his boyhood growing up in a doomsday cult. (Courtesy Beacon Press)

When Jerald Walker was a young boy, he believed that the world would end in rivers of fire in 1975. He would be just 11 years old. That was the central belief of what he now calls the "cult" that he grew up in: Herbert W. Armstrong's Worldwide Church of God. He writes about his time in the church and the lasting impact it had on his life in his new book, "The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult."

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Jerald Walker, professor of creative writing at Emerson College and author of "The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult."

This segment aired on September 29, 2016.

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