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

"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? documents the crucial links between faith and the struggle for justice that forms the basis of the contemporary womanist movement." "Many African American women, famous or not, are represented, including Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Mary McLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisholm, and many others. Whether confessional, homiletic, political, or poetic, their voices bear witness on the part of African American women to the God who created, redeemed, and sustained them for the work of liberation."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 1997
Orbis Books, Maryknoll, N.Y., 1997
xv, 200 pages ; 24 cm
9781570751134, 1570751137
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