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“Who I Am and Whose I Am”: Race and Religion

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines what the leaders of the First Afrikan Church taught the members about “who they were and whose they were,” with particular attention to the relationship between blackness and ... More


Situating the Self: Becoming Afrikan in America

Andrea C. Abrams

in God and Blackness: Race, Gender, and Identity in a Middle Class Afrocentric Church

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705230
eISBN:
9780814705254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705230.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on how Afrocentrism is defined and integrated into understandings of self and enacted through bodily and linguistic behaviors by the members of the First Afrikan. It describes ... More


Another South

Colleen McDannell

in Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter tells the story of Irene and Jack Delano, who took at least nineteen photographs of an African-American congregation in Heard County, Georgia. The series began with a picture of four ... More


Burning Faith: Church Arson in the American South

Christopher B. Strain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032399
eISBN:
9780813038919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1990s, churches across the south-eastern United States were targeted and set ablaze. These arsonists predominately targeted African American congregations and captured the attention of the ... More


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