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Righteous Discontent: The Women's Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920

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Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham gives us our first full account of the crucial role of black women in making the church a powerful institution for social and political change in the black community. Focusing on the National Baptist Convention, the largest religious movement among black Americans, Higginbotham shows us how women were largely responsible for making the church a f ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 15th 1994 by Harvard University Press (first published February 1993)
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Wonderful analysis of the women's movement in the Black Baptist church in the early 20th century. Higginbotham provides a definitive rejection of the oft-cited claim that Black women, especially Black Christian women, have taken a "race-first, gender-second" approach to social activism.
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