The race problem, as it respects colored people and the Christian Church, in the light of the developments of the last year

The race problem, as it respects colored people and the Christian Church, in the light of the developments of the last year

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Creator:Grimké, Francis J. (Francis James), 1850-1937
Title:The race problem, as it respects colored people and the Christian Church, in the light of the developments of the last year
Date:1919 Dec. 27
Description:

"Signed on title page by C.G. Neall. Reverend Grimke, the son of a wealthy planter and a slave, delivers a discourse at a Thanksgiving service held at the Plymouth Congregational Church in an unspecified city. Examines the unrest following World War I. Discusses African Americans' lack of civil rights, stating "we are here also, not only as American citizens, but as colored American citizens- as citizens, and yet not citizens- citizens with rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution, but with those rights but very imperfectly recognized" (page 3). Declares "whatever may be said about patiently waiting for our oppressors of their own volition to give us our rights, the simple fact is, a fact confirmed by all experience, as long as we ourselves are ... inactive in securing our rights ... we will never get them" (page 6). Explores the interaction between race issues and religion."

Gilder Lehrman Document No.: GLC06122.

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Types:Pamphlets | Speeches
Subjects:Plymouth Congregational Church | World War, 1914-1918 | United States--Economic conditions--20th century | United States--History--20th century | United States--Politics and government--20th century | United States--Social conditions--20th century | Thanksgiving Day addresses | Race discrimination--United States | Racism--United States | Race relations | United States--Race relations--History--20th century | African Americans--Civil rights--History--20th century | African Americans--Social conditions--20th century | African Americans--Economic conditions--20th century | African Americans--Politics and government | Direct action--United States | Religion | Religion and politics--United States | Religion and social problems--United States | Religion and justice | Economics--Religious aspects | Christians--Political activity | Church and social problems--United States | Church and minorities--United States | Christianity and politics--United States | Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity | Civil rights workers--United States | African American civil rights workers--United States | African American religious leaders--United States | United States
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Institution:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Contributors:Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | Gilder Lehrman Collection (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))
Online Publisher:[New York (N.Y.)] : Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | 2002?
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