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- DescriptionWhen the Supreme Court declared in 1954 that segregated public schools were unconstitutional, the highest echelons of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious organizations enthusiastically supported the ruling, and black civil rights workers expected and actively sought the cooperation of their white religious cohorts. Many white southern clergy, however, were outspoken in their defense of segregation, and even those who supported integration were wary of risking their positions by urging parishioners to act on their avowed religious beliefs in a common humanity. Those who did so found themselves abandoned by friends, attacked by white supremacists, and often driven from their communities. Michael Friedland here offers a collective biography of several southern and nationally kwn white religious leaders who did step forward to join the major social protest movements of the mid-twentieth century, lending their support first to the civil rights movement and later to protests over American involvement in Vietnam. Profiling such activists as William Sloane Coffin Jr., Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Eugene Carson Blake, Robert McAfee Brown, and Will D. Campbell, he reveals the passions and commitment behind their involvement in these protests and places their actions in the context of a burgeoning ecumenical movement. |A collective biography of several influential white religious leaders who actively protested segregation and American involvement in Vietnam despite opposition from their congregations.
- Author BiographyMichael B. Friedland, who received his Ph.D. in history from Boston College, has worked for education reform with the National Faculty, been a Fulbright Scholar in China, and is now a high school history teacher at Seattle Urban Academy.
- Author(s)Michael B. Friedland
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication01/04/1998
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Notenotes, bibliography, index
- Weight522 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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