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Can I get a witness? : prophetic religious voices of African American women : an anthology

Author: Marcia Riggs
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [1997] ©1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Assembling a chorus of voices from history, Can I Get A Witness? chronicles African American women's lives as faithful witnesses to the prophetic dimensions of the Gospel, from slavery times to the present. Using touchstones of significant moments - slavery and emancipation, the Great Awakening and suffragism, women's clubs and missionary movements, and the great Civil Rights struggles - Can I Get A Witness?  Read more...
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Can I get a witness?
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1997
(OCoLC)605686709
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Riggs
ISBN: 1570751137 9781570751134
OCLC Number: 36051125
Description: xv, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Not by the commission of men's hands / Elizabeth --
My call to preach the gospel ; The subject of my call to preach renewed / Jarena Lee --
Conversion and call ; Call to ministry ; On racial prejudice ; Proclaiming the gospel in the slave states / Zilpha Elaw --
The Lord has made me a sign ; Arn't I a woman? ; Ain't I a woman? ; I suppose I am about the only colored woman that goes about to speak for the rights of colored women / Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree] --
Harriet's religious character ; One of two things ; On reaching free soil / Harriet Ross Tubman --
Proud of that "ole time religion" / Sister Kelly --
Call to service ; A period of stern opposition ; Sanctification ; Texts of special significance in Virginia's twenty years' experience / Virginia W. Broughton --
An address delivered before the Afric-American Female Intelligence Society of America (1832) / Maria W. Stewart --
My call to preach ; Heavenly visitations again ; Public effort, excommunication ; Women in the gospel / Julia A.J. Foote --
Our greatest want / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
The requisites of true leadership : by Miss Ida B. Wells, editor of Free Speech, Memphis, Tenn. / Ida B. Wells-Barnett --
The duty of the National Association of Colored Women / Mary Eliza Church Terrell. What role is the educated Negro woman to play in the uplifting of her race? / Sarah Dudley Pettey --
My last will and testament / Mary McLeod Bethune --
Not color but character ; The colored woman and her relation to the domestic problem / Nannie Helen Burroughs --
The Christian teacher : the hope of Negro America / Charlotte Hawkins Brown --
Singing the Lord's song / Yvonne V. Delk --
No greater legacy / Marsha Woodard --
On the South's idea of justice / An anonymous black woman --
The Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the colored woman / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
The awakening of women ; The club movement among colored women of America / Fannie Barrier Williams --
The ethics of the Negro question / Anna Julia Haywood Cooper --
Lynching : our national crime / Ida B. Wells-Barnett --
Negro womanhood defended / Addie Waites Hunton --
Excerpt from Echo in my soul / Septima Poinsette Clark --
Roots ; The NAACP years ; Somebody carries on / Ella Josephine Baker --
Sick and tired of being sick and tired / Fannie Lou Hamer --
The relationship between religion and today's social issues / Shirley Chisholm.
Responsibility: edited by Marcia Y. Riggs ; with biographical sketches and selected bibliography by Barbara Holmes.

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A chorus of voices of African-American women, from slavery times to the present, documenting the crucial links between faith and the struggle for justice.  Read more...

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