[The Southern Baptist Convention](http://www.sbcannualmeeting.net/sbc12/default.asp) is expected to elect its first black president at its annual meeting on Tuesday. [Associated Press has more on today’s historic vote:](http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/jun/19/southern-baptists-historic-presidential-vote-near-ar-1998473/) > The nation’s largest Protestant denomination is set to take its biggest step yet toward resolving its troubled racial past. > > On Tuesday, the Southern Baptist Convention is expected to vote on whether to elect an African-American pastor as its president for the first time in the denomination’s 167-year history. The Rev. Fred Luter Jr. is so far running unopposed. > > Seventeen years earlier, Luter was one of the authors of an SBC resolution that apologized to African-Americans for its past support of racism and resolved to strive for racial reconciliation. The presidential election is not expected to start until 2:50 p.m. Central time on Tuesday.