Item description for Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century (Crosscurrents in African American History) by Clarence Taylor, C. Taylor & Taylor Clarence...
When assessing the legacy of black intellectuals in the 20th century, there has been a general tendency to overlook the impact of black religious leaders. In this volume, Professor Clarence Taylor sheds light on the rich intellectual and political tradition that lies in the black religious community. From the Pentecostalism of Bishop Smallwood Williams and the flamboyant leadership of the Reverend Al Sharpton, to the radical Presbyterianism of Milton Arthur Galamison and the controversial and mass-mobilization by Minister Louis Farrakhan, black religious leaders have figured prominently in the struggle for social equality in America. Taylor shows how black leaders were able to carve out a space for religion as part of a progressive political agenda. Examining leaders from diverse religious and political backgrounds, he reveals the complex and innovative ways that black religious notions were continually reworked and reconstructed to accommodate the communities they served.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.14 lbs.
Release Date Sep 20, 2002
ISBN 0415933269 ISBN13 9780415933261
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More About Clarence Taylor, C. Taylor & Taylor Clarence
Clarence Taylor is Professor of History at Baruch College, CUNY, and author of "The Black Churches of Brooklyn", "Knocking at Our Own Door: Milton Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools" and most recently "Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century".
Clarence Taylor currently resides in the state of Florida.
Clarence Taylor has published or released items in the following series...