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By Milton C. Sernett

ISBN-10: 0822324261

ISBN-13: 9780822324263

This widely-heralded selection of extraordinary files bargains a view of African American spiritual background from Africa and early the United States via Reconstruction to the increase of black nationalism, civil rights, and black theology of this day. The documents—many of them infrequent, out-of-print, or tricky to find—include own narratives, sermons, letters, protest pamphlets, early denominational histories, journalistic money owed, and theological statements. during this quantity Olaudah Equiano describes Ibo faith. Lemuel Haynes provides a black Puritan’s farewell. Nat Turner confesses. Jarena Lee turns into a feminine preacher one of the African Methodists. Frederick Douglass discusses Christianity and slavery. Isaac Lane preaches one of the freedmen. Nannie Helen Burroughs studies at the paintings of Baptist girls. African Methodist bishops planned at the nice Migration. Bishop C. H. Mason tells of the Pentecostal event. Mahalia Jackson remembers the glory of making a song on the 1963 March on Washington. Martin Luther King, Jr. writes from the Birmingham jail.
initially released in 1985, this increased moment version comprises new assets on girls, African missions, and the good Migration. Milton C. Sernett presents a common advent in addition to old context and remark for every document.

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The practice of this art has a very powerful effect on the negroes; for, in a considerable degree, it gives a bias to their general conduct, dispositions, and manners. The following very curious account, therefore, of this art, which was transmitted by the agent of Jamaica to the lords of the committee of privy council, and by them subjoined to their report on the slave trade, cannot fail of being acceptable to the reader. The term Obeah, Obiah, or Obia (for it is variously written), we conceive to be the adjective, and Obe or Obi the noun substantive; and that by the words SOURCE: An Abridgment of Mr.

I do not know, nor do I think any can tell, but that the day of judgment may last a thousand years. God could tell the state of all his creatures in a moment, but then every thing that everyone has done, through his whole life, is to be told before the whole world of angels and men. Oh how solemn is the thought! You and I must stand, and hear every thing we have thought or done, however secret, however wicked and vile, told before all the men and women that ever have been, or ever will be, and before all the angels, good and bad.

I Encourage them and instruct them the best I can by Divine Grace. It is a singular comfort to me to see that while so many professed Christians appear but Lukewarm, it pleases God to raise to himself faithfull and devout Servts from among the heathens, who are very zealous in the Practice of our Christian dutyes. I hear no Complaining of our Proselytes, their masters commend them for their faithfullness, and from what I am going to relate, the Honble Society shall have a satisfactory Instance that their Pious designs are not fruitless, as Irreligious men would insinuate, when they pretend That the knowledge of the true God and Jesus his Son renders our Slaves worse.

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