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Author Dickerson, Dennis C., 1949-

Title African American preachers and politics : the Careys of Chicago / Dennis C. Dickerson
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 236 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Contents Genesis in Georgia : the Careys in ministry and politics -- Pulpit and politics in Chicago : the ministry of Archibald J. Carey, Sr. -- Immersed in church and state : Archibald J. Carey, Sr. and religion in the public square -- Leadership and lineage : the rise of Archibald J. Carey, Jr. -- Doing public theology : Archibald J. Carey, Jr. and the ministry of politics -- Plant my feet on higher ground : Archibald J. Carey, Jr. and the national GOP -- Background benefactor : Archibald J. Carey, Jr. and the civil rights movement
Summary During most of the twentieth century, Archibald J. Carey, Sr. (1868-1931) and Archibald J. Carey, Jr. (1908-1981), father and son, exemplified a blend of ministry and politics that many African American religious leaders pursued. Their sacred and secular concerns merged in efforts to improve the spiritual and material well-being of their congregations. But as political alliances became necessary, both wrestled with moral consequences and varied outcomes. Both were ministers to Chicago's largest African Methodist Episcopal Church congregations- the senior Carey as a bishop, and the junior Carey
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Carey, Archibald J. (Archibald James), 1868-1931.
Carey, Archibald J. (Archibald James), 1908-1981.
African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African American clergy -- Political activity -- Illinois -- Chicago.
African American clergy -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Politics and government.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- To 1950.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009047212
ISBN 1604734280 (electronic bk.)
9781604734287 (electronic bk.)