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Black Fire

Black Fire

Black Fire

African American Quakers On Spirituality And Human Rights

EDITED BY: HAROLD D. WEAVER, JR., PAUL KRIESE, STEPHEN W. ANGELL

Brief Description:
Black Fire gathers together the voices of 18 remarkable individuals who spoke and wrote as African Americans from within the Quaker community. They testify about their viewpoints on racial justice - both within the Religious Society of Friends and society at large - and they speak of their life in the Spirit. As a collection, these selections exhibit the vitality and wisdom that three centuries of African American Quakers have contributed to and on behalf of Friends. See below for more detail.(Also available as an ebook. Enter "Black Fire" in the search field at left to find electronic editions.)

Quaker Press of FGC 2011 300 PP. Paper

$23.95 (in stock)

 

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Writings by African American Friends across three centuries:

Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806), William Boen (1735-1824), Paul Cuffe (1759-1817), Elizabeth (1766-1866), Sojourner Truth (1799-1883), Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882), Robert Purvis (1810-1898), Jean Toomer (1894-1967), Howard Thurman (1899-1981), Ira DeAugustine Reid (1901-1968), Barrington Dunbar (1901-1978), Helen Morgan Brooks (1904-1989), Bayard Rustin (1912-1987), Mahala Ashley Dickerson (ca. 1912-2007), Bill Sutherland (1918- 2010 ), Charles Nichols (1919-2007), George Sawyer (1925-2002), Vera Green (1928-1982).

"Black Fire is a unique, much-needed contribution to the continuing conversation about religion and race in the United States, and the place of Quakers in it. The editors have created may well be the definitive anthology."
-- Tom Hamm, Quaker historian

Secial Prepublication offer. This book will be published on March 6th. Order yours now at a 10% discount. We will only charge your card when we ship the book at the beginning of March, or you can collect it at the official launch.

“Black Fire is a landmark book that reframes our understanding of Quakerism, for it highlights the degree to which American Quakers were interracial almost from the outset, with black leaders shaping Friends’ spiritual and reform visions. Brilliantly conceived and beautifully edited, it should be required reading for anyone interested in American religion and reform.”

--John Stauffer, Chair of History of American Civilization at Harvard and the author of the award-winning Black Hearts of Men and GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

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