By Kenyatta R. Gilbert
In the wake of a failed Reconstruction interval, common agricultural melancholy, and the increase of Jim Crow legislation, and prompted by means of America’s access into international warfare I, a flood of southern Blacks moved from the South to the urban facilities of the North. This nice Migration remodeled northern Black church buildings and produced a brand new mode of preaching—prophetic Black preaching—which sought to handle this fresh context.
Black clerics reminiscent of Baptist pastor Reverend Adam Clayton Powell Sr., A.M.E. Bishop Reverdy Cassius Ransom, and A.M.E. Zion pastor Florence Spearing Randolph rose up inside those congregations. From their pulpits, those pastors proclaimed fact and gear for wish throughout racial, ethnic, and sophistication traces either inside of their congregations and among the Black neighborhood and the broader culture.
A Pursued Justice profiles those 3 ecclesiastically creative clerics of the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century whose strident voices gave beginning to a particular kind of prophetic preaching. Their radical sermonic reaction to injustice and ache, either out and in of the Black church, not just captured the imaginations of individuals within the greatest inner mass migration in American heritage but additionally encouraged the homiletical imaginative and prescient of Martin Luther King Jr. and next generations of preachers of innovative desire and holy disobedience.
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A Pursued Justice: Black Preaching from the Great Migration to Civil Rights by Kenyatta R. Gilbert