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Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Kerry Pimblott


Using the borderland community of Cairo, Illinois as a case study, this book chronicles the Black church’s overlooked contributions to the Black Power Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. While Black Power’s reverberations in the church – from radicalized clergy to new institutions and theologies – have received due attention, their impact on grassroots struggles has not. Shifting focus from the seminary to the streets, this project traces the dynamic interaction between the Black church and Black Power at a critical flashpoint. Identified by contemporaries as the site of the country’s ... More

Keywords: Cairo, Illinois, Black Power, grassroots, racial justice, Black Theology, radicalized clergy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813168821
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kerry Pimblott, author
University of Manchester