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Collection 548 Records of the Atlanta '88 Congress on Evangelizing Black America

Identifier: CN-548

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports, minutes, promotional materials, audio and videotapes, participant lists, schedules, financial records, evaluations, clippings of media coverage, etc., documenting the 1988 event.

The records document not only the planning for the Congress and actual proceedings, but also the network of Black Christian leaders working together to address the spiritual and social needs of their churches and communities, and the role of the Black church in evangelism and missions. Matthew Parker is a key figure in convening the meeting and many of the paper documents are either generated by or written to him; however, numerous other Black Evangelical leaders are correspondents and active participants in the meeting. The audio tapes record the large group and workshop sessions for the Congress, while the video footage records only the large group sessions.


  • Created: 1986-1989

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There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical or Historical Information

Meeting on evangelism for Black Christians; held in Atlanta, August 1988; attended by approximately one thousand participants; intended to give practical training and experience in evangelism, as well as stimulate enthusiasm.


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Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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