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Building the beloved community : Maurice McCrackin's life for peace and civil rights

Author: Judith A Bechtel; Robert M Coughlin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of Maurice McCrackin, which chronicles how one man's story interweaves with many of the crucial social issues of the past several years: integration, civil rights, McCarthyism, schooling,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Autographs (Provenance)
Named Person: Maurice McCrackin; Maurice McCrackin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith A Bechtel; Robert M Coughlin
ISBN: 0877227837 9780877227830
OCLC Number: 21675756
Description: xxii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Lest We All Become Toothless, Blind, and Dead": Torture in a D.C. Jail --
"Not Lip Service, but Life Service": Growing Up in Monmouth --
"That We Share the World's Pain": Mission to Iran --
"Something Decent and Daring Must Be Done": Toward an Integrated Church --
"Breaking the Respectability Barrier": Tax Resistance and Picketing --
"Are You a Communist?": Highlander 1957 --
"To Break the Fetters of Conformity": Allenwood Federal Prison --
"Share a Bit of the Danger": Operation Freedom --
"Is Caesar Lord of Conscience?": Church Trials and Defrocking --
"An Island of Sanity in a Sea of Insanity": A New Church and New Ministries --
"A Real Pain in the System": Kidnapping and Imprisonment --
"A Light Shines in the Darkness": An Active Retirement.
Responsibility: Judith A. Bechtel and Robert M. Coughlin ; foreword by Daniel Berrigan.

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"Bechtel and Coughlin make clear that McCrackin's life has been dedicated to 'Peace and Civil Rights.' It is a dedication emblazoned in bedrock, as unmovable as a mountain. Their book lifts up in an Read more...

 
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