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Author Friedland, Michael B.

Title Lift up your voice like a trumpet : white clergy and the civil rights and antiwar movements, 1954-1973 / Michael B. Friedland
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1998


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Description x, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Prophets Without Honor: The Travails of the Southern Clergy, 1954-1960 -- Ch. 2. Going South: Northern Clergy and Direct-Action Protests, 1960-1962 -- Ch. 3. The Call to Battle: The Churches and Synagogues Enter the Civil Rights Struggle, 1963 -- Ch. 4. Bringing Good News to the Oppressed: Clerical Organization in the North and South, 1964 -- Ch. 5. Flood Tide: Bearing Witness in Alabama, 1965 -- Ch. 6. Going Against the Grain: Clergy and the Antiwar Movement, 1963-1965 -- Ch. 7. A Voice for Moderation: Clergy and the Antiwar Movement, 1966-1967 -- Ch. 8. The Escalation of Dissent: The Antiwar Movement, 1967-1968 -- Ch. 9. The Costly Peace: The Antiwar Movement, 1968-1973
Summary When the Supreme Court declared in 1954 that segregated schools were unconstitutional, the highest echelons of American religious organizations enthusiastically supported the ruling. Many white southern clergy, however, were outspoken in their defense of segregation, and even those who supported integration were wary of risking their positions. Those who did so found themselves abandoned by friends, attacked by white supremacists, and often driven from their communities. Michael Friedland offers a collective biography of several southern and nationally known white religious leaders - including William Sloane Coffin Jr., Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Eugene Carson Blake, Robert McAfee Brown, and Will D. Campbell - who did step forward to join the major social protest movements of the mid-twentieth century, lending their support first to the civil rights movement and later to protests over American involvement in Vietnam
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Boston College, 1993
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-303) and index
Subject Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Clergy -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States -- History.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- United States.
Whites -- United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Whites -- United States -- Politics and government.
LC no. 97018418
ISBN 0807823384 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0807846465 (paperback: alk. paper)