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Soldiers of Uncommon Valor : the History of Salvationists of African Descent in the United States.

Author: Warren Maye
Publisher: Ashland : Salvation Army, 2016.
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Soldiers of Uncommon Valor: the history of Salvationists of African descent in the United States tells the stories of Alexander Beck, who helped evangelize California in 1896; Thomas Ferguson, a prolific music composer and poet who lived in Boston, Massachusetts during the Ragtime era of the 1900s; Adrian and Eualee DaCosta, missionaries who started the Armys work in Nigeria in 1920; and Dorothy Purser, a pharmacist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maye, Warren.
Soldiers of Uncommon Valor : The History of Salvationists of African Descent in the United States.
Ashland : Salvation Army, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Maye
ISBN: 9780892161485 0892161485 0892161493 9780892161492
OCLC Number: 965771768
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Endorsements; Contents; Preface; Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: The first Salvationists in the United States; Chapter 2: "My Lord, what a morning!": Spirituals and hymns are used to inaugurate the Army in America; Chapter 3: 'A new influence': Black worship style draws converts to the Army; Chapter 4: 'Fading Glory': Blacks struggle to move forward; Chapter 5: 'An opportunity to be of service to humanity': Norma Roberts launches a ministry; Chapter 6: 'Colored' corps no more!: Black Salvationists attack racial stigma. Chapter 7: A soldier's story: How three officers overcame adversityChapter 8: Real blood and fire; Chapter 9: Saying 'no' to 'Jim Crow': Army issues statement on 'racial justice'; Chapter 10: Change from within: McIntyre's 12-point plan; Chapter 11: New momentum, greater challenges: Black officers in inner-city ministries (1971-1989); Chapter 12: Salvation Army music and the African-American community; Chapter 13: Building relationships; tearing down barriers; Chapter 14: Fighting the enemy on all sides: Overcoming social disillusionment and an imploding black community. Chapter 15: Courage in the trenchesChapter 16: Crossing cultures, elevating subcultures; Chapter 17: "A warrior people": Advocating reconciliation, locally and globally; Chapter 18: Recapturing the vision; restoring the passion; Chapter 19: Mission Still Matters Most!; Chapter 20: The future of people of African descent in The Salvation Army in the United States; Chapter Notes; Biographies; Selected Bibliographies; Acknowledgements; Credits: Chapter opening captions (clockwise); Index; Glossary.

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Soldiers of Uncommon Valor: the history of Salvationists of African descent in the United States tells the stories of Alexander Beck, who helped evangelize California in 1896; Thomas Ferguson, a prolific music composer and poet who lived in Boston, Massachusetts during the Ragtime era of the 1900s; Adrian and Eualee DaCosta, missionaries who started the Armys work in Nigeria in 1920; and Dorothy Purser, a pharmacist and nurse who successfully fought to open doors for black women in hospital administration in 1950s in Cincinnati Ohioto name just a few.

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