African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness by Milton C. Sernett

By Milton C. Sernett

This widely-heralded selection of notable records bargains a view of African American non secular heritage from Africa and early the USA 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 money owed, and theological statements. during this quantity Olaudah Equiano describes Ibo faith. Lemuel Haynes offers 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 stories 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 presents a normal creation in addition to historic context and remark for every document.

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That he is over all, and above all his creatures, and more above them than we can think or conceive-that they can do nothing without him-that he upholds them all, and will overrule all things for his own glory. In the Bible likewise we are told what man is. That he was at first made holy, in the image of God; that he fell from that state of holiness, and became an enemy to God; and that since the fall, all the imaginations of the thoughts of his heart are evil, and only evil, and that continually.

Morgan, Philip D. Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry. Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 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.

Was the first African American to write and publish poetry, antedating his more famous contemporary, Phillis Wheatley of Boston. Like her, he exhibited a deeply religious and conservative temperament. A favored slave to three generations of the Lloyd family of Long Island, Hammon came under the influence of the Wesleyan evangelical revival and devoted himself to the study of the Bible and, according to some sources, preaching among fellow slaves. The following address was originally presented to members of the African Society in the city of New York in 1786.

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