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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Baker, George, -- b.1880?.,
  • Afro-Americans -- Civil rights.,
  • Church and race relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Race relations.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Weisbrot.
SeriesBlacks in the New World
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBX7350.A4
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21212610M
ISBN 100252009738

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  Father Divine, Conspicuous Consumption, and Racial Harmony During the Great Depression, “Father Divine” urged his followers to transcend race and poverty through the power of positive thinking and a shared banquet table. In American culture, ideals of health and prosperity have long been intertwined with food.   In his scholarly study, ''Father Divine and the Struggle for Racial Equality,'' Robert Weisbrot tells of a dinner guest at Father's Sayville mansion who wondered at the miracle of a container. Reprint. Originally published: Father Divine and the struggle for racial equality. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, © (Blacks in the New World). Description: pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Series Title: Blacks in the New World. Other Titles: Father Divine and the struggle for racial equality: Responsibility: Robert Weisbrot. Father Divine (c. – Septem ), also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an African-American spiritual leader from about , until his death. His full self-given name was Reverend Major Jealous Divine, and he was also known as "the Messenger" early in his founded the International Peace Mission movement, formulated its doctrine, and oversaw its Born: c. , Hutchinson Island, Georgia .

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