Breaking white supremacy : Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black social gospel / Gary Dorrien
- Dorrien, Gary J.
- Additional Titles:
- Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black social gospel
- New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xii, 610 pages) : illustrations
- Achieving the Black social gospel -- Prophetic suffering and Black internationalism -- Moral politics and the soul of the world -- Protest politics and power politics -- Redeeming the soul of America -- Nightmare fury and public sacrifice -- Theologies of liberation.
- The civil rights movement was one of the most searing developments in modern American history. It abounded with noble visions, resounded with magnificent rhetoric, and ended in nightmarish despair. It won a few legislative victories and had a profound impact on U.S. society, but failed to break white supremacy. The symbol of the movement, Martin Luther King Jr., soared so high that he tends to overwhelm anything associated with him. Yet the tradition that best describes him and other leaders of the civil rights movement has been strangely overlooked. In his latest book, Gary Dorrien continues to unearth the heyday and legacy of the black social gospel, a tradition with a shimmering history, a martyred central figure, and enduring relevance today. This part of the story centers around King and the mid-twentieth-century black church leaders who embraced the progressive, justice-oriented, internationalist social gospel from the beginning of their careers and fulfilled it, inspiring and leading America's greatest liberation movement.
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
- African Americans—Civil rights—History—20th century
- Civil rights movements—History—20th century
- African Americans—Religion
- Christian sociology—United States
- POLITICAL SCIENCE—Political Freedom & Security—Civil Rights
- POLITICAL SCIENCE—Political Freedom & Security—Human Rights
- POLITICAL SCIENCE—Civil Rights
- African Americans—Civil rights
- Christian sociology
- Civil rights movements
- United States
- 9780300231359 (electronic book)
0300231350 (electronic book)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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