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Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Andrew Billingsley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the history of the African American people there has been no stronger resource for overcoming adversity than the black church. From its role in leading a group of free Blacks to form a ... More


First African Baptist Church, Richmond: Seedbed of Social Reform

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emancipation and Reconstruction were played out somewhat differently in Richmond than in Savannah, but no less dramatically. As the Confederates watched their world crumble, blacks in Richmond ... More


If Tombstones Could Talk: The Evolution of the Black Church in Savannah

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A study of the historical evolution of the black church as agent of social reform could have no more authentic a setting than Savannah, Georgia. It is where the oldest continuous black congregation ... More


Gandhi, God, and Guns in Tuscaloosa

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the civil rights movement in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, led by Reverend T. Y. Rogers, who followed Martin Luther King’s Christian-Gandhian philosophy of nonviolent social change. ... More


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