African American Religious Leaders
Black Stars, Band 7 1. Aufl.
BLACK STARS Meet the black religious leaders who helpedshape the African American experience--from colonial to modern times * Absalom Jones * Richard Allen * Jarena Lee * Lemuel Haynes * Peter Williams Sr. * Peter Williams Jr. * John Marrant * Denmark Vesey * Sojourner Truth * Nat Turner * Maria Stewart * John Jasper * Alexander Crummell * Henry Highland Garnett * Henry McNeal Turner * Richard Henry Boyd * Bishop C. M. "Sweet Daddy" Grace * Vernon Johns * Elijah Muhammad * Howard Thurman * Adam Clayton Powell Jr. * Joseph E. Lowery * Malcolm X * Martin Luther King Jr. * Andrew J. Young * James L. Bevel * John Lewis * Prathia Hall Wynn * Jesse L. Jackson * Vashti Murphy McKenzie * Fredrick J. Streets * Al Sharpton * Renita J. Weems * T. D. Jakes
Introduction. PART ONE: LEADERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA. Absalom Jones and Richard Allen. Lemuel Haynes. John Marrant. Denmark Vesey. PART TWO: LEADERS OF THE CIVILWAR ERA. Sojourner Truth. Nat Turner. Maria Stewart. John Jasper. Alexander Crummell and Henry Highland Garnett. PART THREE: LEADERS OF THE RECONSTRUCTION ERA AND THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY. Henry McNeal Turner. Richard Henry Boyd. Vernon Johns. Elijah Muhammad. Howard Thurman. PART FOUR: LEADERS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ERA. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Joseph E. Lowery. Malcolm X. Martin Luther King Jr. Andrew J. Young. John Lewis. PART FIVE: LEADERS OF TODAY. Vashti Murphy McKenzie. Frederick J. Streets. Al Sharpton. Renita J. Weems. T. D. Jakes. Notes. Bibliography. Picture Credits. Index.
JIM HASKINS was the author of more than one hundred books for young readers, including several other books in the Black Stars series. He also collaborated with Rosa Parks on her autobiography, Rosa Parks: My Story. He received many awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award and the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Award for his work in nonfiction for young people. KATHLEEN BENSON is the Director of Government and Community Relations at the Museum of the City of New York. Jim and Kathleen collaborated on more than 25 books.
BLACK STARS AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS The history of Africans in America is filled with stories about their shared religious beliefs. But this wasn't always true. When the slave ships first arrived on America's shores, Africans from different cultures were forced to abandon their native religious beliefs and adopt Christianity. Eventually, religion became a focal point that helped Americans of African heritage form a strong sense of identity and unity. Black people looked to the spirit of hope that belief in a higher power bestowed, and took advantage of the opportunities to find community that religious services provided. Over time, as the power of black churches expanded, their leaders used their influence to mount campaigns for equal rights and social justice. The mini-biographies in this inspiring book tell the remarkable stories of the most notable African American religious leaders in America's history including such well-known leaders as Sojourner Truth, Nat Turner, Elijah Muhammad, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Jesse L. Jackson, Al Sharpton, and T. D. Jakes. The book also highlights lesser-known black religious leaders including: Abalom Jones and Richard Allen, who were the first ordained African American ministers and founders of one of the most important black churches. Reverend John Jasper, who preached at slave funerals and paid his owner from his preaching salary for the days he missed work. Richard Henry Boyd, who started the first black Baptist publishing company so that black people could have their own religious literature. Joseph E. Lowery, who was a leader of the Selma to Montgomery March and led the delegation that took the marchers' demands for voting rights to Alabama Governor George Wallace. Vashti McKenzie, who became the first female bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal church.
BLACK STARS MEET THE BLACK RELIGIOUS LEADERS WHO HELPED SHAPE THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE— FROM COLONIAL TO MODERN TIMES Absalom JonesJarena LeePeter Williams Sr.John MarrantSojourner TruthMaria StewartAlexander CrummellHenry McNeal TurnerBishop C. M. ???Sweet Daddy??? GraceElijah MuhammadAdam Clayton Powell Jr.Malcolm XAndrew J. YoungJohn LewisJesse L. JacksonFredrick J. StreetsRenita J. WeemsRichard AllenLemuel HaynesPeter Williams Jr.Denmark VeseyNat TurnerJohn JasperHenry Highland GarnettRichard Henry BoydVernon JohnsHoward ThurmanJoseph E. LoweryMartin Luther King Jr.James L. BevelPrathia Hall WynnVashti Murphy McKenzieAl SharptonT. D. Jakes
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