ERIC Number: ED105052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A History of Black Religion in Southern Areas: A Preliminary Survey.
Davis, Lenwood G.
In his introduction to this bibliography--which is organized into sections dealing with selected general reference works, selected black periodicals, and books--the compiler notes that this work is appropriate because a distinction should be made between the religion of Blacks in the North and the religion of Blacks in the South. There is also a difference between the early religious experiences of Blacks during the slave days and those Blacks living in the North during the same period. Many of the books listed make references to the religious conversions. The compiler contends that, historically, religion and the church have been the two major entities that have kept Black people and the Black community together. During slavery many Blacks expressed themselves in many ways to show their belief in God. Many of the early Black leaders were deeply religious men and women. Even during contemporary times, the most articulated Black leaders were and are religious men and women. The outstanding Black leader of modern times was a Southern Baptist minister--Martin Luther King, Jr. The compiler asserts that the epitaph of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life shows us the way to solve out problems and destroy the chains of racial segregation and discrimination and live like brothers in this great world of ours. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black Culture, Black History, Black Institutions, Black Leadership, Church Role, Civil Rights, Periodicals, Reference Materials, Religious Factors, Scholarly Journals, Slavery, Surveys
Council of Planning Librarians, Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 51856 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.