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Singing in a strange land : C.L. Franklin, the Black church, and the transformation of America

Author: Nick Salvatore
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Salvatore delves into the life of one of the most influential clergyman in twentieth-century African-American religious life, from his 1915 origins as a poor Mississippi farmboy to his early years as a preacher in Tennessee to his 1950s rise to acclaim in Detroit. Along the way, Franklin's charismatic preaching style revolutionized the sermon yet he was no saint away from the pulpit. His encouragement to proclaim  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: C L Franklin; C L Franklin; Clarence L Franklin; C L Franklin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Salvatore
ISBN: 0316160377 9780316160377
OCLC Number: 56104283
Description: xii, 419 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A deep longing --
Attempting his imagination --
Moving on up --
The eagle stirreth --
Hastings street --
Thoughts of liberation --
Fame --
New voices --
A rising wind --
Now he is down.
Responsibility: Nick Salvatore.
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Salvatore delves into the life of one of the most influential clergyman in twentieth-century African-American religious life, from his 1915 origins as a poor Mississippi farmboy to his early years as a preacher in Tennessee to his 1950s rise to acclaim in Detroit. Along the way, Franklin's charismatic preaching style revolutionized the sermon yet he was no saint away from the pulpit. His encouragement to proclaim both faith and dignity in the black community helped bolster the civil rights movement.

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