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Title:Post Revolutionary Times? Activism and Acquiescence in the Generations of Black Clergy Following King
Author(s):Weissinger, Sandra Ellen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Zerai, Assata
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Black Studies
Abstract:Even with this burden, leaders with higher educational attainment, lived experiences in dangerous, deteriorating, and impoverished neighborhoods, and who had been trained to be advocates for the poor or disadvantaged developed a consciousness, or sociological imagination, which enabled them to educate congregation members on current social ails and effectively redirect church resources towards causes which sought to alleviate certain forms of human suffering. Though bounded by the restrictions of socialization, the efforts of these leaders -- more than their peers who lacked a sociological imagination and saw inequality as individual, personal troubles -- empowered church members and residents of the community the church was housed in through education, advocacy, and support.
Issue Date:2010
Description:204 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3411456
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2010

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