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Title Afro-American religious history : a documentary witness / edited by Milton C. Sernett.

Imprint Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1985 (1996 printing)

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 Moore Stacks  BR563.N4 A37 1985    Available  ---
Description xii, 504 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index.
Summary "This unique collection of more than fifty documents--many of them rare, out of print, not easily accessible--covers Afro-American religious history from Africa into early America through Reconstruction and into the rise of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of today"--From publisher description.
Contents Traditional Iboo religion and culture / Olaudah Equiano -- African religions in colonial Jamaica / Bryan Edwards -- Slave conversion on the Carolina frontier / Francis le Jau -- Address to the negroes in the state of New York / Jupiter Hammon -- Letters from pioneer black Baptists / George Liele and Andrew Bryan -- A black Puritan's farewell / Lemuel Haynes -- Plantation churches: visible and invisible / Peter Randolph -- Proud of that 'ole time' religion / Sister Kelly -- Conjuration and witchcraft / Henry Bibb -- Great moral dilemma / James W.C. Pennington -- Religion and slave insurrection / Nat Turner -- Slaveholding religion and the Christianity of Christ / Frederick Douglass -- Slave songs and spirituals / Thomas Wentworth Higginson -- Life experience and Gospel labors / Richard Allen -- Rise of the African Methodist / Episcopal Zion Church -- A female preacher among the African Methodists / Jarena Lee -- African Baptists celebrate emancipation in New York state / Nathaniel Paul -- Our wretchedness in consequence of the preachers of religion / David Walker -- To the citizens of New York / Peter Williams -- Black churches in New York City, 1840 / Charles B. Ray -- Protesting the negro pew / Jeremiah Asher -- I will not live a slave / Jermain W. Loguen -- Welcome to the ransomed / Daniel Alexander Payne -- From slave to preacher among the freedmen / Isaac Lane -- The colored Methodist Episcopal Church / Lucius H. Holsey -- Black religion in the post-reconstruction South / William Wells Brown -- Education in the A.M.E. Church / Daniel Alexander Payne --The regeneration of Africa / Alexander Crummell -- Emigration to Africa / Henry McNeal Turner -- The first Anglo-American Catholic Congress, 1889 / Afro-American Catholicism -- 1899 presidential address to the National Baptist Convention / Elisa C. Morris -- Bishop C.H. Mason, Church of God in Christ / Elsie W. Mason -- The race problem in a Christian state, 1906 / Reverdy C. Ransom -- Of the faith of the fathers / W.E.B. Du Bois -- What induced me to build a school in the rural district / Rosa Young -- Things of the spirit / Cater G. Woodson -- The genius of the negro church / Benjamin E. Mays and Joseph W. Nicholson -- The churches of Bronzeville / St. Clair Drake abd Horace R. Clayton -- The negro church and assimilation / E. Franklin Frazier -- Gravey tells his own story / Marcus Gravey -- Organized religion and cults / Miles Mark Fischer -- Black Judaism in Harlem / Rabbi Matthew -- The Realness of God, to you-wards / Father Divine -- Self-government in the New World / Wallace D. Muhammad -- National Baptist philosophy of civil rights / Joseph H. Jackson -- Letter from Brimingham jail, April 16, 1963 / Martin Luther King -- Singing of good tidings and freedom / Mahalia Jackson -- The anatomy of segregation and ground of hope / Howard Thurman -- Black Power statement, July 31, 1966 and Black Theology statement, June 13, 1969 / National conference of black churchmen -- Black theology and the black church: where do we go from here? / James H. Cone -- The black churches: a new agenda / Lawrence N. Jones.
Subject African Americans -- Religion.
African Americans -- Religion -- Sources.
Added Author Sernett, Milton C., 1942-
Other Form: Online version: Afro-American religious history. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1985 (OCoLC)567962504
Online version: Afro-American religious history. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1985 (OCoLC)606282867
ISBN 0822305917
9780822305910
0822305941 (pbk.)
9780822305941 (pbk.)