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The Resource African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas, Johnny E. Williams

African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas, Johnny E. Williams

Label
African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas
Title
African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas
Statement of responsibility
Johnny E. Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • What role did religion play in sparking the call for civil rights? Was the African American church a motivating force or a calming eddy? The conventional view among scholars of the period is that religion as a source for social activism was marginal, conservative, or pacifying
  • Not so, argues Johnny E. Williams. Focusing on the state of Arkansas as typical in the role of ecclesiastical activism, his book argues that black religion from the period of slavery through the era of segregation provided theological resources that motivated and sustained preachers and parishioners battling racial oppression. Both religious beliefs and the African American church itself were essential in motivating blacks to act individually and collectively to confront their oppressors in Arkansas and throughout the South. Drawing on interviews, speeches, case studies, literature, sociological surveys, and other sources, Williams explains how the ideology of the black church roused disparate individuals into a community and how the church established a base for many diverse participants in the civil rights movement. He shows how church life and ecumenical education helped to sustain the protest of people with few resources and little permanent power. Williams argues that the church helped galvanize political action by bringing people together and creating social bonds even when societal conditions made action difficult and often dangerous. The church supplied its members with meanings, beliefs, relationships, and practices that served as resources to create a religious protest message of hope
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Johnny E
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.A8
LC item number
W55 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • African American churches
  • Religion and politics
  • Arkansas
  • Arkansas
Label
African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas, Johnny E. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 41.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Social Activism Preceding the Desegregation Movement in Little Rock
  • p. 78.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Religion's Effect on Mobilizing Civil Rights Protest
  • p. 100.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Culture's Centrality in African-American Women's Civil Rights Activism
  • p. 133.
  • Chapter 1.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Theoretical Conclusions
  • p. 149
  • Cultural Dimensions of Collective Action
  • p. 3.
  • Chapter 2.
  • History of Activist Religious Interpretation
  • p. 20.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Church Culture and Sociopolitical Movements during Reconstruction and Post-Reconstruction
Control code
50852017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 177 pages
Isbn
9781578065455
Lccn
2002151813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
African American religion and the civil rights movement in Arkansas, Johnny E. Williams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-171) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 41.
  • Chapter 4.
  • Social Activism Preceding the Desegregation Movement in Little Rock
  • p. 78.
  • Chapter 5.
  • Religion's Effect on Mobilizing Civil Rights Protest
  • p. 100.
  • Chapter 6.
  • Culture's Centrality in African-American Women's Civil Rights Activism
  • p. 133.
  • Chapter 1.
  • Chapter 7.
  • Theoretical Conclusions
  • p. 149
  • Cultural Dimensions of Collective Action
  • p. 3.
  • Chapter 2.
  • History of Activist Religious Interpretation
  • p. 20.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Church Culture and Sociopolitical Movements during Reconstruction and Post-Reconstruction
Control code
50852017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 177 pages
Isbn
9781578065455
Lccn
2002151813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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