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Voices from Religion

  • Jerome TeelucksinghEmail author
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Abstract

Some proactive religious leaders, in the USA, portrayed themselves as relevant to the struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. These progressive religious leaders such as Rev. Ashton Jones sought to integrate a Whites-only church in Atlanta. Similarly, proactive groups included the National Black Catholic Clergy, Rabbinical Association of America, the biracial Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR) and the National Conference of Black Nuns. In the Caribbean, there were public demonstrations against the Roman Catholic Church and also the role of ordained Protestant ministers in the Black Power protests of the 1970s. Hindu and Muslim leaders tended to avoid any public display of support of Black Power.

Keywords

Malcolm X Nation of Islam Roman Catholic Church Jews National Conference of Black Nuns 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

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