This Far By Faith  -     By: Juan Williams, Quinton Dixie
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This Far By Faith

HarperCollins / 2003 / Paperback

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A companion to the PBS series, This Far by Faith is the story of how religious faith inspired the greatest social movement in American history -- the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Hailed upon publication as a beautiful, seminal book on the role of the church in the African American community as well as on the social history of America, This Far by Faith reveals the deep religious conviction that empowered a people viewed as powerless to blaze a path to freedom and deliverance, to stand and be counted in this one nation under God. Here are the stories of politics, tent revivals, and the importance of black churches as touchstones for every step of the faith journey that became the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Using archival and contemporary photography, historical research, and modern-day interviews, This Far by Faith features messages from some of today's foremost religious leaders.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9.13 X 7.38 (inches)
ISBN: 0060934247
ISBN-13: 9780060934248
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Publisher's Description

A companion to the PBS series, This Far by Faith isthe story of how religious faith inspired the greatest social movementin American history -- the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Hailed upon publication as a beautiful, seminal book on the role of the church in the African American community as well as on the social history of America, This Far by Faith reveals the deep religious conviction that empowered a people viewed as powerless to blaze a path to freedom and deliverance, to stand and be counted in this one nation under God. Here are the stories of politics, tent revivals, and the importance of black churches as touchstones for every step of the faith journey that became the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s.

Using archival and contemporary photography, historical research, and modern-day interviews, This Far by Faith features messages from some of today's foremost religious leaders.

Author Bio

Juan Williams is the author of the acclaimed PBS series companion volume Eyes on the Prize. He is a senior correspondent for NPR, political analyst for Fox News, and the host of America's Black Forum. Williams worked at the Washington Post for twenty-three years as a columnist, editorial writer, and White House correspondent. He has won an Emmy Award for his television documentary writing and has contributed features to Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, GQ, New Republic, and Black Issues Book Review. He is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating.”
“[This Far by Faith] skillfully combines written and oral sources with historical narrative.”
“The memorable photographs and illustrations...powerfully attest to the courage and religious convictions of generations of African Americans.”
“[A] clear, engaging...and nuanced introduction to the power of faith to sustain the African American community.”
“[An] enlightening book.”
“This Far by Faith will go a long way in preserving stories about a significant aspect of our lives.”
“This Far by Faith is a must-read.”
“This Far by Faith is an important and powerful contribution to the historical archives of this country.”
“A learned, well-illustrated volume.”

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