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Introduction: African American Religion in the Age of Segregation in the Delta

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

The introduction argues that a study of black religion in the Delta in the post‐Reconstruction era promises to introduce new theoretical perspectives to three overlapping academic disciplines: ... More


The Making of the African American Holiness Movement

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

This chapter investigates how growing numbers of Delta blacks rejected a number of the new dimensions to black religion, including the role of fraternal orders, the sight of ministers hawking market ... More


Epilogue: Delta Journeys

John M. Giggie

in After Redemption: Jim Crow and the Transformation of African American Religion in the Delta, 1875-1915

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195304039
eISBN:
9780199866885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304039.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, History of Religion

The conclusion explores the legacies of religious change among Delta blacks, including those who left for Chicago as part of the Great Migration of African American southerners northward beginning in ... More


Becoming Saints

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines beliefs and practices of The Church faith community and, after immersing the reader in a worship experience, explores four elements of “getting saved”: law, holiness, scripture, ... More


The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation

Matthew Harper

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629360
eISBN:
9781469629384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629360.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

For 4 million slaves, emancipation was a liberation and resurrection story of biblical proportion, both the clearest example of God’s intervention in human history and a sign of the end of days. This ... More


Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

From his enslavement to freedom, Frederick Douglass was one of America's most extraordinary champions of liberty and equality. Throughout his long life, Douglass was also a man of profound religious ... More


Nashville, Tennessee: 4.30.1875

Anna Dickinson

in A Tour of Reconstruction: Travel Letters of 1875

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134246
eISBN:
9780813135946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134246.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Dickinson begins the next letter in this book in Charleston, South Carolina. Her descriptions of the city's buildings, streets, prisons, and churches are particularly valuable. She took an extended ... More


Real True Buds: Celibacy and Same-Sex Desire across the Color Line in Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement

Judith Weisenfeld

in Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636269
eISBN:
9781469636276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636269.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This essay focuses on the Philadelphia-based Peace Mission Movement, led by the African American religious figure known as Father Divine and centered on the belief that he was God in a body. The ... More


A Voice Crying in the Wilderness of Christian Slaveholding America

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the main elements of Douglass’s “black prophetic Christianity.” It also briefly summarizes how Douglass brought his faith to bear on his public activism against slavery and ... More


Frederick Douglass Is Not Dead!

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion recounts the story of Douglass’s final day on earth and his funeral service in Washington D.C. The conclusion reveals how the leading eulogies for Douglass quite strongly emphasized ... More


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