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The Black church : this is our story, this is our song, Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Label
The Black church : this is our story, this is our song
Title
The Black church
Title remainder
this is our story, this is our song
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the young Henry Louis Gates, Jr., growing up in a small, residentially segregated West Virginia town, the church was a center of gravity--an intimate place where voices rose up in song and neighbors gathered to celebrate life's blessings and offer comfort amid its trials and tribulations. In this tender and expansive reckoning with the meaning of the Black Church in America, Gates takes us on a journey spanning more than five centuries, from the intersection of Christianity and the transatlantic slave trade to today's political landscape. At road's end, and after Gates's distinctive meditation on the churches of his childhood, we emerge with a new understanding of the importance of African American religion to the larger national narrative--as a center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as a magnet for political mobilization, as an incubator of musical and oratorical talent that would transform the culture, and as a crucible for working through the Black community's most critical personal and social issues. In a country that has historically afforded its citizens from the African diaspora tragically few safe spaces, the Black Church has always been more than a sanctuary. This fact was never lost on white supremacists: from the earliest days of slavery, when enslaved people were allowed to worship at all, their meetinghouses were subject to surveillance and destruction. Long after slavery's formal eradication, church burnings and bombings by anti-Black racists continued, a hallmark of the violent effort to suppress the African American struggle for equality. The past often isn't even past--Dylann Roof committed his slaughter in the Mother Emanuel AME Church 193 years after it was first burned down by white citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, following a thwarted slave rebellion. But as Gates brilliantly shows, the Black church has never been only one thing. Its story lies at the heart of the Black political struggle, and it has produced many of the Black community's most notable leaders. At the same time, some churches and denominations have eschewed political engagement and exemplified practices of exclusion and intolerance that have caused polarization and pain. Those tensions remain today, as a rising generation demands freedom and dignity for all within and beyond their communities, regardless of race, sex, or gender. Still, as a source of faith and refuge, spiritual sustenance and struggle against society's darkest forces, the Black Church has been central, as this enthralling history makes vividly clear
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
  • 277.30089/96073
  • 278.730089/96073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American churches
  • African Americans
Label
The Black church : this is our story, this is our song, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) 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
The freedom faith -- A nation within a nation -- Speakers of the word -- God will make a way -- Crisis of faith -- Epilogue. On the Holy Ghost : the beautiful and the sublime, the vision and the trance -- Appendix. Great voices in the African American preaching tradition
Control code
on1192489478
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 278 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984880338
Lccn
2020042098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1192489478
Label
The Black church : this is our story, this is our song, Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-264) 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
The freedom faith -- A nation within a nation -- Speakers of the word -- God will make a way -- Crisis of faith -- Epilogue. On the Holy Ghost : the beautiful and the sublime, the vision and the trance -- Appendix. Great voices in the African American preaching tradition
Control code
on1192489478
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 278 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781984880338
Lccn
2020042098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1192489478

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