African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas
Newman, Mark, The Arkansas Historical Quarterly
African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas. By Johnny E. Williams. (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2003. Pp. xxv, 177. Preface, acknowledgments, introduction, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $40.00.)
In this study, sociologist Johnny E. Williams argues that by inspiring and legitimating resistance to racial oppression, providing hope, and fostering community networks, religious culture played a direct, independent role in the creation, development, and continuance of the civil rights movement. Although most churches and their ministers, like the bulk of the African-American population, did not participate in the movement, Williams argues …
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Publication information: Article title: African American Religion and the Civil Rights Movement in Arkansas. Contributors: Newman, Mark - Author. Journal title: The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Volume: 62. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 458+. © Arkansas Historical Association, Department of History, University of Arkansas Autumn 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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