ERIC Number: ED105053
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A History of Black Religion in Northern Areas: A Preliminary Survey.
Davis, Lenwood G.
In his introduction to this bibliography--which is organized into sections focusing on selected general reference works, selected black periodicals, and books--the compiler notes that religion and the church have been two of the stabilizing forces in the Black community since the days of slavery. Perhaps, these two forces have been the things that have helped Black people maintain their sanity. Even though Black people have belonged largely to the Baptist and Methodist churches, many have joined and supported other religious organizations and cults. During the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960, Blacks added new denominations and cults to their membership, such as Christ's Sanctified Holy Church Colored, Fine Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas, House of God, The Pillar and Ground of Truth, House of Prayer for All People, House of the Lord, Kodesh Church of Immanuel, The Latter House of the Lord, Apostolic Faith, National David Spiritual Temple of Christ Union, United Holy Church of America, Inc. and the Nation of Island. During the Great Depression, a number of cults were formed in northern cities. The most notable of these cults is the Nation of Islam. It was thought appropriate to compile a work of this kind because it has historical significance. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Black Culture, Black History, Black Institutions, Church Role, Geographic Regions, Periodicals, Reference Materials, Regional Attitudes, Religious Factors, Scholarly Journals, Surveys, Urban Culture, Urban Population
Council of Planning Librarians, Box 229, Monticello, Illinois 61856 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Planning Librarians, Monticello, IL.