The Resource A pursued justice : Black preaching from the great migration to civil rights, Kenyatta R. Gilbert

A pursued justice : Black preaching from the great migration to civil rights, Kenyatta R. Gilbert

Label
A pursued justice : Black preaching from the great migration to civil rights
Title
A pursued justice
Title remainder
Black preaching from the great migration to civil rights
Statement of responsibility
Kenyatta R. Gilbert
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The narrative of Civil Rights often begins with the prophetic figure of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. City squares became a church, the body politic a congregation, and sermons a jeremiad of social change--or so the story goes. In A Pursued Justice, Kenyatta Gilbert instead traces the roots of King?s call for justice to African American prophetic preaching that arose in an earlier moment of American history. In the wake of a failed Reconstruction period, widespread agricultural depression, and the rise of Jim Crow laws, and triggered by America?s entry into World War I, a flood of southern Blacks move?d from the South to the ?urban centers of the North. This Great Migration transformed northern Black churches and produced a new mode of preaching--prophetic Black preaching--which sought to address this brand new context. Black clerics such as Baptist pastor Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Sr., A.M.E. Bishop Reverdy Cassius Ransom, and A.M.E. Zion pastor Reverend Florence Spearing Randolph rose up within these congregations. From their pulpits, these pastors "spoke truth to power" for hope across racial, ethnic, and class lines both within their congregations and between the Black community and the wider culture. A Pursued Justice profiles these three ecclesiastically inventive clerics of the first half of the twentieth century whose strident voices gave birth to a distinctive form of prophetic preaching. Their radical sermonic response to injustice and suffering, both in and out of the Black church, not only captured the imaginations of participants in the largest internal mass migration in American history but also inspired the homiletical vision of Martin Luther King Jr. and subsequent generations of preachers of revolutionary hope and holy disobedience. - book flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
251.0089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4208.U6
LC item number
G55 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A pursued justice : Black preaching from the great migration to civil rights, Kenyatta R. Gilbert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index
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  • RICHMOND
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 exodus : history and voices of the great migration -- The promised land : social crisis and the importance of Black preaching -- Preaching as exodus : prophetic imagination, praxis, and aesthetics -- Exodus preaching : gospel and migration -- Exodus as civil rights : King and beyond
Control code
ocn945804209
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 210 pages
Isbn
9781481303989
Lccn
2016003768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u371133
System control number
(OCoLC)945804209

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