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By Milton C. Sernett

This widely-heralded choice of impressive records deals a view of African American spiritual background from Africa and early the US via Reconstruction to the increase of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of this present day. 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 provides 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 studies at the paintings of Baptist ladies. African Methodist bishops planned at the nice Migration. Bishop C. H. Mason tells of the Pentecostal event. Mahalia Jackson remembers 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 improved moment version comprises new resources on girls, African missions, and the good Migration. Milton C. Sernett offers a basic advent in addition to ancient context and remark for every document.

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African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness

This widely-heralded selection of outstanding records deals a view of African American non secular historical past from Africa and early the United States via Reconstruction to the increase of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of this day. The documents—many of them infrequent, out-of-print, or tricky to find—include own narratives, sermons, letters, protest pamphlets, early denominational histories, journalistic bills, and theological statements.

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Since I came I baptised in all 2 Adults & 47 Children. Our Congregation is generally of about 100 Persons, sometimes more, several that were inclinable to some of the dissenting partys shew themselves pritty constant among us, and I do what possible to edify them and give them satisfaction in their doubts. On Sunday next I design God willing to baptise two very sensible and honest Negro Men whom I have kept upon tryal these two Years. Several others have spoken to me also; I do nothing too hastily in that respect.

Olwell, Robert. Masters, Slaves and Subjects: The Culture of Power in the South Carolina Low Country, 1740-1790. : Cornell University Press, 1998. Vibert, Faith. "The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts: Its Work for the Negroes in North America before 1783:' Journal of Negro History 18, no. 2 (April 1933): 171-212. Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. New York: Knopf, 1974. Wood, Peter H. " Bulletin of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Religion 3, no.

This we cannot do without obeying them freely, without muttering or finding fault. If a servant strives to please his master and studies and takes pains to do it, I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly. Good servants frequently make good masters. If your master is really hard, unreasonable and cruel, there is no way so likely for you to convince him of it, as always to obey his commands, and try to serve him, and take care of his interest, and try to promote it all in your power.

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