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The role of the Black church in Atlanta politics

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Creator:Newman, Harvey K.
Title:The role of the Black church in Atlanta politics
Date:2003 Oct. 20

Encyclopedia article about the influence of Georgia's African American churches which have had a long history of political involvement, including a crucial role in the civil rights movement and, more recently, an influence on the decisions made by elected public officials in the city of Atlanta. Throughout the era of racial segregation ministers and educators often served as the leaders of the African American community in towns and cities across the South. The black church was responsible for providing these leaders because many of the colleges and universities serving African Americans were sponsored by churches.

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Subjects:Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century | Christianity and politics--Georgia--Atlanta | African American civic leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | African American churches--Georgia--Atlanta | Religion and politics--Georgia--Atlanta | Voter registration--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Collection:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Institution:New Georgia Encyclopedia
Contributors:New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project) | Georgia Humanities Council | University of Georgia. Press | Merrill-Hall New Media | GALILEO (Georgia statewide project)
Online Publisher:2003-10-20
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