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By Milton C. Sernett

ISBN-10: 0822324261

ISBN-13: 9780822324263

This widely-heralded number of notable records deals a view of African American non secular background from Africa and early the United States via Reconstruction to the increase of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of at the present time. The documents—many of them infrequent, out-of-print, or tricky to find—include own narratives, sermons, letters, protest pamphlets, early denominational histories, journalistic money owed, and theological statements. during this quantity Olaudah Equiano describes Ibo faith. Lemuel Haynes supplies a black Puritan’s farewell. Nat Turner confesses. Jarena Lee turns into a feminine preacher one of the African Methodists. Frederick Douglass discusses Christianity and slavery. Isaac Lane preaches one of the freedmen. Nannie Helen Burroughs experiences at the paintings of Baptist girls. African Methodist bishops planned at the nice Migration. Bishop C. H. Mason tells of the Pentecostal event. Mahalia Jackson recollects the glory of making a song on the 1963 March on Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes from the Birmingham jail.
initially released in 1985, this accelerated moment version contains new assets on ladies, African missions, and the nice Migration. Milton C. Sernett presents a common creation in addition to ancient context and remark for every document.

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But if any of us have had such masters, and yet have lived and died wicked, how will it add to our misery to think of our folly. If any of us, who have wicked and profane masters, should become religious, how will our estates be changed in another world. Oh, my friends, let me intreat of you to think on these things, and to live as if you believed them to be true. If you become Christians, you will have reason to bless God for ever, that you have been brought into a land where you have heard the gospel, though you have been slaves.

Wegelin, Oscar. Jupiter Hammon-American Negro Poet; Selections from His Writings and a Bibliography. New York: Heartman, 1915. -43- GEORGE LIELE AND ANDREW BRYAN Letters from Pioneer Black Baptists Independent black congregations arose in the South during the Revolutionary era in the wake of a general religious awakening and under the egalitarian spirituality espoused by dissenting white Baptists. The following letters report on the activities of pioneering African American Baptist clergy who were anxious to share with fellow blacks "God's precious dealings" with their souls.

The practice of this art has a very powerful effect on the negroes; for, in a considerable degree, it gives a bias to their general conduct, dispositions, and manners. The following very curious account, therefore, of this art, which was transmitted by the agent of Jamaica to the lords of the committee of privy council, and by them subjoined to their report on the slave trade, cannot fail of being acceptable to the reader. The term Obeah, Obiah, or Obia (for it is variously written), we conceive to be the adjective, and Obe or Obi the noun substantive; and that by the words SOURCE: An Abridgment of Mr.

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