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Frustrated Fellowship : The Black Baptist Quest for Social Power
By author: James M Washington
Product Code: P020
ISBN: 9780865541924
Product Format: Paperback
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Between 1788 and 1834 black Baptists formed their first distinctively black congregations and organized regional associations. By 1831, when an enslaved Baptist preacher named Nat Turner inspired an insurrection against slaveholders in Virginia, black Baptist had acquired “a peculiar and precarious religious freedom.” Turner’s rebellion and the black Baptist role in ending slavery in Jamaica brought restrictions on the movements of black preachers, but black Baptists continued to preach and to claim the freedom to worship as communities of believers.

The Color of God: The Concept of God in Afro-American Thought
By author: Jones
Product Code: P046
ISBN: 9780865542761
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This study of a variety of theologians from diverse geographical, ethnic, cultural, and denominational backgrounds examines the question of divine suffering. Although initially dismissed, the notion of divine suffering has emerged as a critical question for contemporary Christian theology.

The Orangeburg Massacre
By author: Jack Bass, Jack Nelson
Product Code: P155
ISBN: 9780865545526
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On the night of February 8th, 1968, officers of the law opened fire on protesting students on the campus of South Carolina State College at Orangeburg. When the shooting stopped, three young men were dead and twenty-seven other students were seriously wounded. What had begun as an attempt by peaceful young people to use the facilities of a local bowling alley had become a violent confrontation between aroused students and the coercive power of the state. This tragedy was the first of its kind on any American college campus and became known as the Orangeburg Massacre.

Black Baptists and African Missions : The Origins of a Movement 1880-1915
By author: Sandy D. Martin   Foreword by: Robert T. Handy
Product Code: P173
ISBN: 9780865546004
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Study of black Baptists and their attempts to Christianize Africa.

Walking Integrity : Benjamin Elijah Mays, Mentor to Martin Luther King Jr.
Product Code: P174
ISBN: 9780865546042
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Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr. has brought together in one volume eighteen essays that enunciate and celebrate Benjamin E. Mays's rarely equalled significance as an educator and minister in twentieth century America. Other essayists include Miles Mark Fisher, Mark L. Chapman, John Hope Franklin, Samuel DuBois Cook, Lerone Bennett, Jr., Charles Shelby Rooks, and others. This is most important volume on Martin Luther King's most important mentor.

Birmingham's Revolutionary : The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights
Edited by: Marjorie L. White
Product Code: H530
ISBN: 9780865547094
Product Format: Hardback
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W.E.B. Du Bois and Race : Essays Celebrating the Centennial Publication of the Souls of Black Folk
Product Code: H545
ISBN: 9780865547278
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This collection of essays emerged from a symposium held at Mercer University which examined the ways in which W. E. B. Du Bois's theories of race have shaped racial discussion and public policy in the twentieth-century. The essays also examine the application of Du Bois's theories to the new millenium, as well as his contributions to the study of the humanities.

Against Us, but for Us : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the State
By author: Michael G. Long
Product Code: H580
ISBN: 9780865547681
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What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s understanding of the State? In this provocative and challenging work, Michael G. Long addresses this very basic but overlooked aspect of King's thought. In King's vision there are three important elements of his view of the State.

Faithful, Firm, and True : African-American Education in the South
By author: Titus Brown
Product Code: P219
ISBN: 9780865547773
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In Faithful, Firm, and True: African-American Education in the South, Titus Brown traces the dual roles of the northern American Missionary Association (AMA) and the African American community of Macon, Georgia in their joint effort to provide education to blacks in central Georgia. These education pioneers faced many formidable obstacles, including poverty, disease, white hostility, low funds, and a paucity of qualified teachers.

Southern Civil Religions in Conflict : Civil Rights and the Culture Wars
By author: Andrew M. Manis
Product Code: P224
ISBN: 9780865547964
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Back in print, revised, and enlarged to bring the discussion to the present, Manis shows how two conflicting civil religions emerged in the South during the civil rights movement, each with its own understanding of America's calling and destiny as a nation. Using black and white Baptists in the South as case studies, Manis interprets the civil rights movement as a civil religious conflict between Southerners with opposing understandings of America. Originally published in 1987, this new, expanded edition further argues that the civil rights movement and its opposition, with their conflicting images and hopes for America, foreshadowed the ongoing "culture wars" of recent days.

The Narrative Life : The Moral and Religious Thought of Frederick Douglass
By author: Williamson
Product Code: P236
ISBN: 9780865548343
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Frederick Douglass is remembered for his fiery rhetoric as an abolitionist, and his speeches, autobiographies, and editorials have been written of frequently, and recently he has been the subject of intellectual biographies. Williamson has written a provocative book using the insights of narrative ethics.

An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination’s evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination’s very name changed from “Colored” to “Christian” in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion. Raymond Sommerville’s important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME--Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta--and selected leaders in the South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

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