… -Americans had an avenue through which to develop political and societal causes and to advocate those causes to the outside community. The book studies this legacy through an examination of court cases and Supreme Court rulings. The books analysis reinforces the observations of Williams that community standards and the ideas of the public good are often born from religious conviction and community involvement.
This small sampling of studies clearly demonstrates the important role religion and more specifically religious political activism has had in forming political and social policy in and towards the black community. Statistical analysis of census data and …
… in African-American Political Activism, Oxford University Press, 1999
Hertzke Allen D., Booth Robert, Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices, Westview Press, 1995
Liconln, Eric and Mamiya Laurence, H. Religious Institutions and Political Participation in America Denison University website, pdf file of study for doctorial dissertation,
McRoberts Omar, M. Understanding The “New” Black Pentecostal Activism: Lessons From Ecumenical Urban Ministries in Boston Sociology of Religion 04-15-1999
Williams, Rhys H. Visions of the Good Society and the Religious Roots of American Political Culture 04-15-1999