By Milton C. Sernett

ISBN-10: 0822324261

ISBN-13: 9780822324263

ISBN-10: 0822324490

ISBN-13: 9780822324492

This widely-heralded choice of striking files bargains a view of African American non secular heritage from Africa and early the United States via Reconstruction to the increase of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of at the present time. The documents—many of them infrequent, out-of-print, or tough to find—include own narratives, sermons, letters, protest pamphlets, early denominational histories, journalistic debts, and theological statements. during this quantity Olaudah Equiano describes Ibo faith. Lemuel Haynes offers a black Puritan’s farewell. Nat Turner confesses. Jarena Lee turns into a feminine preacher one of the African Methodists. Frederick Douglass discusses Christianity and slavery. Isaac Lane preaches one of the freedmen. Nannie Helen Burroughs experiences at the paintings of Baptist girls. African Methodist bishops planned at the nice Migration. Bishop C. H. Mason tells of the Pentecostal event. Mahalia Jackson remembers the glory of making a song on the 1963 March on Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes from the Birmingham jail.
Originally released in 1985, this improved moment version comprises new assets on ladies, African missions, and the good Migration. Milton C. Sernett presents a basic advent in addition to ancient context and remark for every document.

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