By Tobin Miller Shearer
The Mennonites, with their lengthy culture of peaceable protest and dedication to equality, have been castigated by means of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. for now not displaying up at the streets to help the civil rights move. day-by-day Demonstrators exhibits how the civil rights move performed out in Mennonite houses and church buildings from the Nineteen Forties throughout the 1960s.
In the 1st ebook to assemble Mennonite spiritual heritage and civil rights circulation background, Tobin Miller Shearer discusses how the civil rights circulation challenged Mennonites to discover whether or not they, inside of their very own church, have been actually as devoted to racial tolerance and equality as they could wish to think. Shearer indicates the unbelievable function of kids in overcoming the racial stereotypes of white adults. Reflecting the transformation occurring within the country as an entire, Mennonites needed to struggle through their very own civil rights fight ahead of they got here to simply accept interracial marriages and built-in congregations.
Based on oral background interviews, photos, letters, mins, diaries, and journals of white and African-American Mennonites, this interesting e-book additional illuminates the position of race in sleek American religion.
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