James Bevel was born on October 19, 1936 and grew up in the tiny Mississippi Delta hamlet of Itta Bena. After a stint in the service, Bevel enrolled at American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville. Though a reluctant recruit to James
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Publication information: Book title: Rhetoric, Religion and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965. Contributors: Davis W. Houck - Editor, David E. Dixon - Editor. Publisher: Baylor University Press. Place of publication: Waco, TX. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 547.