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Title:
The African American church community in Rochester, New York, 1900-1940
Author:
Overacker, Ingrid, 1953-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
x, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781878822895
Format :
Book

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Central Library BR563.N4 O94 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room Non-Circ
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Frank E. Merriweather Library BR563.N4 O94 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

This work examines the connections between the faith foundations of members of the African-American church community in Rochester, New York and the work the community engaged in to nurture and protect its members during the first four decades of the twentieth century. The book concentrates on four local churches (Memorial AME Zion, Mt. Olivet Baptist, Trinity Presbyterian, and St. Simon's Episcopal) and explains how each addressed the human service, educational, economic, and political needs of African Americans in Rochester. the book highlights the role of women in the church community and relies heavily on interviews with members of the respective churches. This analysis of Rochester's church community challenges the perception of the African-American church as accommodationist and other-worldly during this critical time in the formation of the African-American community both locally and nationally.


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