From every mountainside : black churches and the broad terrain of civil rights

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  • Creator edited by R. Drew Smith
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Albany : SUNY Press, 2013.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781438447254, 1438447256, 9781438447247, 1438447248
  • OCLC ocn801219429


  • "It has become popular to confine discussion of the American civil rights movement to the mid-twentieth-century South. From Every Mountainside contains essays that refuse to bracket the quest for civil rights in this manner, treating the subject as an enduring topic yet to be worked out in American politics and society. Individual essays point to the multiple directions the quest for civil rights has taken, into the North and West, and into policy areas left unresolved since the end of the 1960s, including immigrant and gay rights, health care for the uninsured, and the persistent denials of black voting rights and school equality. In exploring these issues, the volume's contributors shed light on distinctive regional dimensions of African American political and church life that bear in significant ways on both the mobilization of civil rights activism and the achievement of its goals."--p. [4] of cover.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Black church divisions and civil rights activism in Chicago / James R. Ralph, Jr. -- The NAACP, black churches, and the struggle for black empowerment in New Haven, 1955-1961 / Yohuru R. Williams -- Ruby Hurley, U.S. Protestantism, and NAACP student work, 1940-1950 / Rosetta E. Ross -- Black churches, Peoples Temple, and civil rights politics in San Francisco / James Lance Taylor -- Philadelphia's Opportunities Industrialization Center and the black church's quest for economic justice / Juan M. Floyd-Thomas -- The Black Panther Party and black churches / Steve McCutcheon, Judson L. Jeffries, Omari L. Dyson -- Racial discrimination and the radical politics of New York clergyman, Milton A. Galamison / Clarence Taylor -- Black clergy, educational fairness, and pursuit of the common good / R. Drew Smith -- Black churches and black voter suppression in Florida and Ohio / Maruice Mangum -- African American churches, health care, and the health reform debate / Larry G. Murphy -- The Obama administration, faith-based policy, and religious groups' hiring rights / David K. Ryden -- Black church burnings in the 1990s and faith-based responses / Katie Day -- Civil rights rhetoric in media coverage of marriage equality debates : Massachusetts and Georgia / Traci C. West -- The feminization of HIV/AIDS and passivity of black church responses in Denver and beyond / Carroll Watkins Ali -- Black churches and African American opinion on immigration policy / R. Khari Brown -- Religious others and a new Blackness in post-9/11 California / James Lance Taylor
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