Fighting the Good Fight

Fighting the Good Fight

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church.The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 1865-1977 Houston Bryan Roberson. Leroy Fitts explains that, a€œunremittingly, the winds of change or transi- tion are pressing hard on the doors of all aspects of the institutional life among black Baptists. This is ... of various pastors: Frank Jacobs ordered copies of Baileya#39;s Manual of Instruction for Baptists for each new church member.

Title:Fighting the Good Fight
Author: Houston Bryan Roberson
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-08

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA