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Author Gomez-Jefferson, Annetta Louise, 1927-2009.

Title In darkness with God : the life of Joseph Gomez, a bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church / Annetta Louise Gomez-Jefferson
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 439 pages) : illustrations
Summary Joseph Gomez (1890-1979) was a charismatic minister who rose through the ranks of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to be ordained a bishop in 1948. He was also a teacher, civil rights pioneer, scholar, writer, and humanitarian. His daughter, Annetta L. Gomez-Jefferson, has drawn on letters, journals, and church records to write his biography and a history of the age in which he lived. Joseph Gomez was born on the island of Antigua and came to the United States in 1908. He served in several ministries, but is most closely associated with Ohio, particularly Cleveland and Wilberforce College, from which he graduated. Gomez-Jefferson captures the growing concern of the Black middle-class with civil rights, and its persistent attempts to confront problems with tactics less confrontational than those of the sixties and seventies. More than a biography, In Darkness with God is a history of Black life during the early part of the century and a chronicle of the political and religious struggles of the first autonomous Black church in the United States
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-423) and index
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Subject Gomez, Joseph, 1890-1979.
African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Clergy -- Biography.
Bishops -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 161277184X (electronic bk.)
1612771858 (electronic bk.)
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