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Smart Suits, Tattered Boots: Black Ministers Mobilizing the Black Church in the Twenty-First Century

Korie Little Edwards and Michelle Oyakawa

Abstract

Drawing on the case of Ohio black ministers and their voter-mobilization efforts leading up to President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection, this book addresses when, how, and why black ministers engage in broad-based mobilization in the twenty-first-century United States. We learn they can indeed mobilize, and they can do so effectively and efficiently. Black religious leaders across Ohio mobilized the black vote in 2012. Their efforts, it seems, paid off. For the first time, we saw a greater proportion of the black electorate vote than the white electorate. The question begs: If black religious ... More

Keywords: mobilization, leadership, religious leaders, civil rights movement, voting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781479808922
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479808922.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Korie Little Edwards, author
The Ohio State University

Michelle Oyakawa, author
Muskingum University