Fighting the Good Fight
The Story of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, 1865-1977
By (author) Houston Bryan Roberson
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Fighting the Good Fight by Houston Bryan Roberson
Book DescriptionThe Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church played an important role in the Civil Rights movement-it was the backbone of the Montgomery bus boycott, which served as a model for other grassroots demonstrations and which also propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight. Roberson chronicles five generations in the life of this congregation. He uses it as a lens through which to explore how the church functioned as a formative social, cultural, and political institution within a racially fractured and continually shifting cultural and civil landscape. Roberson highlights some of the prominent figures associated with the church, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as some of the less prominent figures--for example the many women whose organizational efforts sustained the church.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415949200
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Houston Bryan Roberson
Fighting the Good Fight, Paperback (February 2005)
Recounting the role of the church during emancipation, Jim Crow and black leadership, this incisive book tells the story of one of the most influential African American institutions in the south - the Dexter Avenue Church.
Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Houston Bryan Roberson
The past fifteen years have seen renewed interest in the civil rights movement. However, there are very few resources for teaching the civil rights at university level. This timely and invaluable book fills this gap
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Author Biography - Houston Bryan Roberson
Houston Bryan Roberson is Associate Professor of History at The University of the South. He is the co-editor of Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement (Routledge, 2002).
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