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Black Abolitionism

Black Abolitionism

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Black Abolitionism

A Quest for Human Dignity

Bishop Henry McNeal Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion

Beverly Eileen Mitchell
Orbis, 2005
ISBN 9781570755910

Lauded by theologian Dwight Hopkins as an "original argument" and as an excellent example of "religious studies engaging culture and politics," Black Abolitionism reveals how the black abolitionist movement ws a powerful force in eliminating slavery. Even more significant, it was also an independent movement "distinct from and parallel with the larger white abolitionist movement." Its primary goal was to seek full human dignity and justice for black people, going far beyond the elimination of slavery.

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