In the summer of 1964, the turmoil of the civil rights movement reached its peak in Mississippi, with activists across the political spectrum claiming that God was on their side in the struggle over racial justice. This was the summer when violence against blacks increased at an alarming rate, and when the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi resulted in national media attention. This book focuses on this place and time and studies how the lives of activists on all sides converged and their images of God clashed. It invites us to reconsider the civil rights movement in terms of religion as a powerful yet protean force driving social action.aquot;--John Lewis, Member of Congress, 5th District, Georgia aquot;This wonderfully narrated book offers truths about the civil rights struggle of the 1960s often overlooked-the intensely moral and spiritual side of an effort that had an enormous ...
|Title||:||God's Long Summer|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 1999|