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Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion

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“The Negroes must have Jesus, Jobs, and Justice,” declared Nannie Helen Burroughs, a nationally known figure among black and white leaders and an architect of the Woman’s Convention of the National Baptist Convention. Burroughs made this statement about the black women’s agenda in 1958, as she anticipated the collapse of Jim Crow segregation and pondered the fate of Africa ...more
Hardcover, 736 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Knopf (first published 2010)
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Susie
Dec 20, 2011 Susie rated it really liked it
This book explores the role religion has played for black women spanning their entire time in America. Religion has served as both a source of black women's oppression and a resource for their struggles for gender equality and social justice. Collier-Thomas demonstrates how black women have woven their fiath into their daily experiences, and illustrates their centrality to the development of African American religion, politics, and public culture. She also describes how their faith emboldened th ...more
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Dec 15, 2010 Iejones rated it it was amazing
Voluminous and worth every sentence. Thomas has placed African American women at the cornerstone and heart of the Black Christian experience, not just parishioners - these women were foremothers in most Protestant denominations. The epic groups AME, CME, AME Zion and larger groups receive detail and attention - while the smaller Charismatic, Pentecostal groups whose history has yet to be excavated are given moderate attention - which is terrific because they are just emerging as historical subje ...more
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