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Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975

Carolyn Renée Dupont


This book examines the faith communities at ground-zero of the racial revolution that rocked America. This religious history of white Mississippians in the civil rights era shows how Mississippians' intense religious commitments played critical, rather than incidental, roles in their response to the movement for black equality. During the civil rights movement and since, it has perplexed many Americans that unabashedly Christian Mississippi could also unapologetically oppress its black population. Yet, as the book details, white southerners' evangelical religion gave them no conceptual tools f ... More

Keywords: faith communities, racial revolution, civil rights movement, black equality, racial hierarchy, segregation, Mississippi, Evangelicals, religious right

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814708415
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814708415.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolyn Renée Dupont, author