The Resource Faith in black power : religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois, Kerry Pimblott

Faith in black power : religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois, Kerry Pimblott

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Faith in black power : religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois
Title
Faith in black power
Title remainder
religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Pimblott
Title variation
Religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois
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Language
eng
Summary
"In 1969, nineteen-year-old Robert Hunt was found dead in the Cairo, Illinois, police station. The white authorities ruled the death a suicide, but many members of the African American community believed that Hunt had been murdered--a sentiment that sparked rebellions and protests across the city. Cairo suddenly emerged as an important battleground for black survival in America and became a focus for many civil rights groups, including the NAACP. The United Front, a black power organization founded and led by Reverend Charles Koen, also mobilized--thanks in large part to the support of local Christian congregations. In this vital reassessment of the impact of religion on the black power movement, Kerry Pimblott presents a nuanced discussion of the ways in which black churches supported and shaped the United Front. She deftly challenges conventional narratives of the de-Christianization of the movement, revealing that Cairoites embraced both old-time religion and revolutionary thought. Not only did the faithful fund the mass direct-action strategies of the United Front, but activists also engaged the literature on black theology, invited theologians to speak at their rallies, and sent potential leaders to train at seminaries. Pimblott also investigates the impact of female leaders on the organization and their influence on young activists, offering new perspectives on the hypermasculine image of black power. Based on extensive primary research, this groundbreaking book contributes to and complicates the history of the black freedom struggle in America. It not only adds a new element to the study of African American religion but also illuminates the relationship between black churches and black politics during this tumultuous era."--Provided by publisher
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Pimblott, Kerry
Index
index present
LC call number
F549.C2
LC item number
P56 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Civil rights and the struggle for black equality in the twentieth century
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  • Civil rights movements
  • Cairo (Ill.)
  • African Americans
  • Black power
  • African American churches
  • Civil rights
  • Race relations
  • Cairo (Ill.)
  • African American churches
  • African Americans
  • Black power
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights
  • Race relations
  • Race relations
  • Illinois
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
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Faith in black power : religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois, Kerry Pimblott
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
On Jordan's banks: the origins of community, faith, and struggle in Cairo -- Redemptive love, vigilante terror, and rebellion: cairo in the civil rights cauldron -- From the seminary to the streets: grassroots black theology and the forging of a united front -- Straight from the offering plate: church resources and the new black power coalition -- The recession of national spirit: the decline of the Cairo black power movement -- Conclusion
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1 online resource.
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online
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9780813168906
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt1hswm6x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965197083
  • (OCoLC)ocn965197083
Label
Faith in black power : religion, race, and resistance in Cairo, Illinois, Kerry Pimblott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On Jordan's banks: the origins of community, faith, and struggle in Cairo -- Redemptive love, vigilante terror, and rebellion: cairo in the civil rights cauldron -- From the seminary to the streets: grassroots black theology and the forging of a united front -- Straight from the offering plate: church resources and the new black power coalition -- The recession of national spirit: the decline of the Cairo black power movement -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813168906
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1hswm6x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965197083
  • (OCoLC)ocn965197083

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