By Tobin Miller Shearer
The Mennonites, with their lengthy culture of peaceable protest and dedication to equality, have been castigated via the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. for now not displaying up at the streets to aid the civil rights circulation. day-by-day Demonstrators indicates how the civil rights stream performed out in Mennonite houses and church buildings from the Nineteen Forties during the 1960s.
In the 1st ebook to collect Mennonite non secular background and civil rights move heritage, Tobin Miller Shearer discusses how the civil rights circulation challenged Mennonites to discover whether or not they, inside their very own church, have been really as dedicated to racial tolerance and equality as they may wish to think. Shearer indicates the brilliant position of youngsters in overcoming the racial stereotypes of white adults. Reflecting the transformation happening within the state as an entire, Mennonites needed to plow through their very own civil rights fight sooner than they got here to simply accept interracial marriages and built-in congregations.
Based on oral heritage interviews, images, letters, mins, diaries, and journals of white and African-American Mennonites, this interesting publication additional illuminates the function of race in sleek American religion.
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