Black Fire

African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights
QuakerPress of FGC
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089-2-9994-6-99-3

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Overview

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. The ebook version is available in mobi (for Kindle readers) and epub (for all other ereaders).

Black Fire - TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface Harold D .Weaver, Jr. Paul Kriese . Stephen W. Angell   Introduction by Emma Lapsansky Werner

I. THE EARLY PERIOD

 Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) :Copy of a letter to Thomas Jefferson with reply

William Boen (1735-1824) Memoirs and Anecdotes of William Boen ,Memorial of Mount Holly monthly meeting of Friends, concerning William Boen, a coloured man

Paul Cuffe (1759-1817): Fragment of an address to New York Methodists , “Anadress”, Advice to the Address , Paul Cuffe’s petition to Congress

Elizabeth (1766-1866): Elizabeth, a Colored Minister of the Gospel, Born in Slavery

Sojourner Truth (1799-1883): Speech to the Women’s Rights Convention, versions 1 & 2, Sojourner Truth’s song , I Am Pleading for my People

Sarah Mapps Douglass (1806-1882): Society of Friends in the United States: Their Views of the Anti-Slavery Question, and Treatment of the People of Color

Robert Purvis (1810-1898): Speech given against the idea of the colonization of Africa by freed people of color, Appeal of Forty Thousand Citizens, Threatened with Disenfranchisement, to the people of Pennsylvania , Call for a General Religious Conference, with the view to the establishment of a Yearly Meeting in Pennsylvania , Speech on December 3, 1864

Jean Toomer (1894-1967): The Basis of Friends Worship and Other Inward Practices: What to Do in the Meeting for Worship , Keep the Inward Watch

Howard Thurman (1899-1981; The Angel with the Flaming Sword , “Be Still and Cool in the Mind” , If I Knew You, Miracles in the Spirit, Power from Great Quakers, Prayer and Silence, How Good to Center Down, Some Centering Moment , “Still Dews of Quietness”, The Power of Meditation , The Light that is Darkness,Thy Light within Me, Jesus of Nazareth, The Work of Christmas, Mysticism and Service, She Practices Brotherhood, The Desert Dweller, Religious Dialogue in India, Blessed Are the Peacemakers, Needed Adjustment of Human Mind and Spirit, The Limits of Violence, The Blind Man, Euology for a Prophet and Peacemaker: Martin Luther King

Ira DeAugustine Reid (1901-1968): Peace and Tranquility: The Quaker Witness, Negro Immigration to the United States, Methodological Notes for Studying the Southern City

Barrington Dunbar (1901-1978: The Society of Friends and the Negro Revolution, Black Power’s Challenge to Quaker Power, The Revolutionary Jesus, Friends and the White Backlash, Sharing My Experience in Friends Schools

Helen Morgan Brooks (1904-1989): Revelation, Meeting for Worship, Faith, Slum House, Black Child, Double Chain, Ancient Message, The Bus Comes, The City, Against Whatever Sky

Bayard Rustin (1912-1987): Letter to His Draft Board, Non-Violence in Action, You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow, “In Apprehension How Like a God!”, Speak Truth to Power (Introduction), From Protest to Politics: The Future of the Civil Rights Movement

Mahala Ashley Dickerson (1912-2007): Negro Lawyer in the South, Parts I and II, The World of Religion, Negative Action Destroying Affirmative Action in a Country for Sale

Bill Sutherland (1918- 2010): Why Examine Violence and Nonviolence in Africa?, The Future of Nonviolence, Armed Struggle, and Revolution in Africa

Charles Nichols (1919-2007): Many Thousand Gone – Introduction , Prologue: “A Roll Call of the Narrators” Part I – “Chattels”

 George Sawyer (1925-2002): A Lawyer Finds His Way, National Conference of Friends on Race Relations, The Stranger Among You

Vera Green (1928-1982): Blacks and Quakerism: A Preliminary Report (1973)

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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.

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