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Faith and struggle in the lives of four African Americans : Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver and Muhammad Ali

Author: Randal Maurice Jelks
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.
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In 1964, Muhammad Ali said of his decision to join the Nation of Islam: "I know where I'm going and I know the truth and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want to be." This sentiment, the brash assertion of individual freedom, informs and empowers each of the four personalities profiled in this book. Randal Maurice Jelks shows that to understand the black American experience beyond the  Read more...
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Jelks, Randal Maurice, 1956-
Faith and struggle in the lives of four African Americans.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
(DLC) 2018030756
(OCoLC)1030599535
Named Person: Ethel Waters; Mary Lou Williams; Muhammad Ali; Eldridge Cleaver; Muhammad Ali; Eldridge Cleaver; Ethel Waters; Mary Lou Williams
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randal Maurice Jelks
ISBN: 9781350074637 1350074632
OCLC Number: 1078636972
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction. "We have been believers" : towards an inner history of African Americans --
I sing because i am free : Ethel Waters --
"Jazz is her religion" : Mary Lou Williams --
"I am free to be what i want to be" : Muhammad Ali --
A religious conversion, more or less : Eldridge Cleaver --
Conclusion: We have been believers in a new Jerusalem.
Responsibility: Randal Maurice Jelks.

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In 1964, Muhammad Ali said of his decision to join the Nation of Islam: "I know where I'm going and I know the truth and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want to be." This sentiment, the brash assertion of individual freedom, informs and empowers each of the four personalities profiled in this book. Randal Maurice Jelks shows that to understand the black American experience beyond the larger narratives of enslavement, emancipation, and Black Lives Matter, we need to hear the individual stories. Drawing on his own experiences growing up as a religious African American, he shows that the inner history of black Americans in the 20th century is a story worthy of telling. This book explores the faith stories of four African Americans: Ethel Waters, Mary Lou Williams, Eldridge Cleaver, and Muhammad Ali. It examines their autobiographical writings, interviews, speeches, letters, and memorable performances to understand how each of these figures used religious faith publicly to reconcile deep personal struggles, voice their concerns for human dignity, and reinvent their public image. For them, liberation was not simply defined by material or legal wellbeing, but by a spiritual search for community and personal wholeness. -- Provided by publisher.

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