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Black Churches and Local Politics Clergy Influence, Organizational Partnerships, and Civic Empowerment

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ISBN-10: 0742545229

ISBN-13: 9780742545229

Edition: 2005

Authors: R. Drew Smith, Fredrick C. Harris

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Description:

This edited collection on black churches and urban politics uses case studies of ten cities to examine the strategies and tactics of activists, black clergy, and congregations. These case studies illustrate how black activist clergy and congregations negotiate the political terrains of their respective cities. The cases show that the political culture of a city--whether that culture is shaped by machine politics, a legacy of political protest, racial and ethnic factionalism, or a city whose power resides in the mayor's office rather than the city council chamber--can influence the tactics of activist clergy and congregations.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Preface
Introduction: Black Churches, Activist Traditions, and Urban Political Contexts
Personal Influence, Coalitions, and Pressure Groups
Black Churches, Black Empowerment, and Atlanta's Civil Rights Legacy
Black Clergy and Models of Civil Rights Activism in Miami
Bennett W. Smith Sr. and Ministerial Influence on Political Life in Buffalo
Black Ministers and the Politics of Personal Influence in Columbus
Black Faith-Based Coalitions in Boston: Civic Advantages and Challenges
Black Churches and Electoral Politics
Black Churches and Electoral Engagement in the Nation's Capital
Black Churches and Machine Politics in Chicago
Black Clergy Electoral Involvement in Cleveland
Black Churches and the Formation of Political Action Committees in Detroit
Party Politics and Black Church Political Organization in Queens, New York
Epilogue
Black Clergy and the Governmental Sector during George W. Bush's Presidency
Index
About the Contributors