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Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Andrew Billingsley

Abstract

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 colony in Sierra Leone in the 1790s to helping ex-slaves after the Civil War, and from playing major roles in the Civil Rights Movement to offering community outreach programs in American cities today, black churches have been the focal point of social change in their communities. Based on extensive research over several years, this book is the first comprehensive account of how black churches have he ... More

Keywords: black church, social change, Civil Rights Movement, First African Baptist Church, African American community, community activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195161793
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Billingsley, author
University of South Carolina (Emeritus)

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