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African Americans

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Collection 008 Records of Christianity Today

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Identifier: CN-008
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, audio tapes, films relating to the founding of Christianity Today, International (CTI), and its activities as a forum and voice for Evangelical Protestantism in the United States.

Persons featured include L. Nelson Bell, Billy Graham, Carl Henry, Kenneth Kantzer, Harold Lindsell, Harold Myra, Paul Robbins, and numerous other evangelical figures; subjects covered include social and theological issues.

Collection 037 Evangelicals for Social Action

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Identifier: CN-037
Scope and Contents Correspondence, press releases and clippings, lists, minutes, reports, proposals, conference declaration, and financial records, chiefly from workshops sponsored by the ESA, 1973-1976. The records in this collection deal mostly with the origins, agendas, and decisions of the 1973-1976 ESA workshops along with some material which indicate the response to the workshop.In 1965 an informal Consultation on Christian Unity was convened by Leslie R. Marston, Bishop Emeritus of the Free...

Collection 095 Ephemera of William B. Riley

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Identifier: CN-095
Scope and Contents Films, including a home movie, microfilm of scrapbooks, notebooks, clippings, and sermons of William Bell Riley and others.The two black and white 16mm films of Riley, one sound and one silent. The silent film is a home movie of Riley with family and friends. Two of the friends are Homer Hammontree, who is shown reciting a poem, and Harry Rimmer. According to the donor of the records, "There is one scene of Dr. Riley having a discussion about the length of the days during...

Collection 168 Records of the American Sunday School Union

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Identifier: CN-168
Scope and Contents Correspondence records social and political history, including slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction period.  Also documented is outreach to African and Native Americans, missions in Canada, China, France, Germany, Russia, India, and South America.

Collection 218 Records of the Evangelical Missions Information Service

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Identifier: CN-218
Scope and Contents Correspondence, press releases, minutes, financial statements, reports, photographs.

Materials document EMIS' publication, and arranging conferences and travel, including: production of EVANGELICAL MISSION QUARTERLY, MISSIONARY NEWS SERVICE; conferences including the 1971 Missions in Creative Tension and the 1967 Think Conference; Affinity Travel, a charter flight service; and interaction with various mission boards working in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Collection 227 Ephemera of John Pinney

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Identifier: CN-227
Scope and Contents This collection contains two reels of microfilm of materials created by John Brooke Pinney (1806-1882), including a diary, reports, and correspondence to New York Colonization Society about the status of an American colony in Liberia and its educational facilities for freed African slaves, in particular the College of Monrovia. Includes details of how slavery affected Liberia, educational needs of Liberians, also early history of missionary efforts of the Presbyterian Church and American...

Collection 270 Oral History Interview with Ray Schulenburg

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Identifier: CN-270
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Roy Harvey Schulenberg (1909-2003) in which he discusses his conversion and involvement in Christian work, his memories of Paul Rader and the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle, the early days of Youth for Christ, evangelistic preaching, and city missions. Other topics discussed include: Rader’s radio ministry, Moody Memorial Church, evangelical figures who worked with or were influenced by Rader (Lance Latham, Richard Oliver, Howard Ferrin, Oswald Smith, Clarence Jones,...

Collection 309 Records of National Religious Broadcasters

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Identifier: CN-309
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, clippings, recordings and programs of conventions, photographs and other materials of the NRB, which served as a professional association for persons or organizations involved in Protestant Christian radio and television broadcasting.The collection documents the NRB's efforts to provide information on training for its members on a wide range of technical and broadcasting issues and is especially strong on Federal Communication Commission policies effecting...

Collection 330 Records of Moody Memorial Church

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Identifier: CN-330
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, church bulletins, minutes of meetings, and other records documenting the activities of the influential independent Chicago church started by Dwight L. Moody; chiefly from ca. 1910 through 1946.Topics documented include worship services, Sunday school, the weekly activities of the congregation, the governance of the body, and various urban evangelistic outreaches of the church.  Besides the history of the church, the collection also documents such...

Collection 340 Records of the Baptist Women's Missionary Union

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Identifier: CN-340
Scope and Contents Minutes, annual reports, and histories of the WMU and its auxiliaries in Kentucky, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

Documents mission efforts in the U.S., including among Native and African Americans.

Collection 357 Papers of Percy B. Crawford and Ruth Crawford Porter

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Identifier: CN-357
Scope and Contents Films, videos, audio tapes, correspondence, a book manuscript, sermon notes, and other materials documenting the evangelistic ministry of Percy and Ruth Crawford, particularly their radio and television work.[Note: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 2-5" means box 2, folder 5.]This collection consists of a variety of items about the work of Percy and Ruth Crawford collected from many different sources, but...

Collection 362 Records of Voice of Calvary Ministries

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Identifier: CN-362
Scope and Contents Administrative correspondence, memos, reports, photographs and other material, relating to VOCM's evangelistic ministry in a context of holistic community development, economic redistribution, and racial reconciliation, primarily from the mid-1970s to 1986 in Mendenhall and Jackson, Mississippi, and nearby rural communities.The collection especially describes the operation of the organization, the fund raising for and promotion of its work, and the educational and training program...

Collection 364 Oral History Interview with Spencer W. Perkins

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Identifier: CN-364
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Spencer W. Perkins (1954-1998) in which he discusses his childhood in California and Mississippi; attending black and white schools; relations with his father, John Perkins; the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the late 60s and early 70s; and the work of Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, MS. The time period covered by the interview is 1954-1987.Spencer Perkins was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 18, 1987 at the Voice of Calvary...

Collection 365 Oral History Interview with Shirlene Walker Philips

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Identifier: CN-365
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Shirlene Walker Phillips in which she discusses her childhood, education, hospital and clinic work, her work with Dolphus Weary and Voice of Calvary Ministries, and racial conditions in Mississippi, especially Mendenhall. The time period covered by the interview is 1956-1987.

Shirlene Phillips was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 18 and 19, 1987 at the office of Voice of Calvary Ministries, Jackson, MS.

Collection 366 Oral History Interview with Lemuel Tucker

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Identifier: CN-366
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Lemuel "Lem" Simpson Tucker (1952-1989)in which he describes his childhood and family, spiritual growth, education, leadership of Voice of Calvary Ministries (VOCM), John Perkins, VOCM's ministry in Jackson, Mississippi, evangelism in the African American community, Mendenhall Ministries, and racial conditions in Mississippi. Other topics discussed include the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's 1975 Deep South Crusade in Jackson; racism in America; the African...

Collection 367 Papers of John Perkins

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Identifier: CN-367
Scope and Contents Oral history interview, video tapes, and promotional material, relating to the ministry of John Perkins, author, speaker, and founder and President Emeritus of Voice of Calvary Ministries.Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with John PerkinsInterview with John Perkins in which he describes his childhood in rural Mississippi, his conversion, the formation of VOCM, its program and significant events and individuals in its history,...

Collection 368 Oral History Interview with Vera Mae Perkins

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Identifier: CN-368
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Vera Mae Buckley Perkins in which she discusses her family background, her education, the importance of her Christian faith, marriage to John Perkins, racial conditions in Mississippi and involvement in Civil Rights demonstration, and racial conditions in that state. Other topics discussed include her work as a migrant laborer and participation in Civil Rights protests that resulted in the integration of the school system in Mendenhall, Mississippi. The time period...

Collection 369 Oral History Interview with Lue Shelby

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Identifier: CN-369
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Lue Shelby in which she describes her family background; Voice of Calvary Ministries; the health clinic started by VOC; health problems among the the low-income population in Jackson, MS; Bible study for patients and staff at the clinic; programs for educating the community in personal health care; racial conditions in Mississippi; and the VOC Fellowship Church. The time period covered by the interview is 1953-1987.Lue Shelby was interviewed by Paul...

Collection 370 Oral History Interview with Melvin R. Anderson

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Identifier: CN-370
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Melvin R. Anderson in which he discusses his work with Voice of Calvary Ministries in Jackson, MS, particularly as director of Peoples Development Incorporated and its housing ministry to rennovate and make homes available to the economically disadvantaged in Jackson. Other topics discussed include Anderson's family background, education, racial integration of the public school system; boycott of white businesses,  the influence of John and Vera Mae Perkins on him,...

Collection 371 Oral History Interview with C.J. Jones

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Identifier: CN-371
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Cornelius Jerome "C.J." Jones about his childhood, work with the civil rights movement, John Perkins and the Voice of Calvary, Dolphus Weary and The Mendenhall Ministries, his philosophy of ministry, the impact of TMM on the community, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interview is 1944 to 1987.

C. J. Jones was interviewed by Paul Ericksen on June 25, 1987, at the Mendenhall Ministries office in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

Collection 372 Oral History Interview with Judith Adams

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Identifier: CN-372
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Judith Rachelle Whitthingham Adams about her childhood, her work with Genesis One Christian School, The Mendenhall Ministries, and the educational and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interview is circa 1960-1987.

Judith Adams was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 25 and 26, 1987, at the offices of Mendenhall Ministries in Mendenhall, MS.

Collection 373 Oral History Interview with Dolphus Weary

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Identifier: CN-373
Scope and Contents Oral hisotry interview with Dolphus Douglas Weary, in which he describes his childhood, education and religious training in rural Mississippi, conversion, leadership in Voice of Calvary Ministries and Mendenhall Ministries, impressions of John Perkins, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interview is 1948-1987.

Dolphus Weary was interviewed by Paul A. Ericksen on June 25, 1987 at the Mendenhall Ministries headquarters in Mendenhall, Mississippi.

Collection 374 Oral History Interviews with Artis Fletcher

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Identifier: CN-374
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Artis Edwards Fletcher in which he discusses his childhood, education, and work as pastor of the Mendenhall Bible Church. Also discussed are John Perkins, Voice of Calvary Ministries, the black church in the United States, and racial conditions in Mississippi. The time period covered by the interviews is 1944-1987.

Artis Fletcher was interviewed in by Paul Ericksen at office at the Mendenhall Bible Church, Mendenhall, MS on June 26, 1987.

Collection 375 Oral History Interview with Suzanne Griggins

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Identifier: CN-375
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Suzanne Elizabeth Griggins (T3-T4) in which she describes her work as a lawyer at the Mendenhall Ministries Law Office, including examples of cases. Other topics discussed include: Griggins’ conversion and spiritual growth; political, legal, educational, racial and social conditions in rural Mississippi; voter registration; pastor Artis Fletcher; the Ku Klux Klan; and the church's response to injustice. The collection also includes an orientation session (T1-T2) that...

Collection 386 Oral History Interview with Charles H. Dawson

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Identifier: CN-386
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Charles H. Dawson (1916-2000) in which he describes his family background; conversion; involvement in street preaching; jail ministry and other work in the Camden area; involvement in the work of the Afro-American Missionary Crusade; and philosophy of Christian work. Other topics discussed include Dawson's training at the New Jersey Bible School; street preaching; Montrose Waite; Dawson's trips to Africa from the 1960s through the 1980s; training African evangelists;...

Collection 397 Papers of Consuella York

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Identifier: CN-397
Scope and Contents Clippings, photographs, cards, sermons, handbooks, oral history interviews and other records mainly relating to Consuella York's ministry as a chaplain at the Cook County Jail, but also describing her childhood growing up on the south side of Chicago, her conversion, religious education, and work as a pastor.The materials in this collection consist of miscellaneous items from Rev. York's life, mostly relating to her prison ministry. They include newspaper and magazine clippings,...

Collection 398 Oral History Interview with Wayne L. Gordon

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Identifier: CN-398
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Wayne LeRoy Gordon, pastor of Lawndale Community Church, a nondenominational church in Chicago's predominantly black community, Lawndale. Topics covered include Gordon's youth, the influence of his family on his spiritual growth, his call to work in the black community, his education at Wheaton College, ministry through Lawndale Community Church in Chicago (its structure, various ministries, including health care, education, and recreation), and the African American...

Collection 413 Oral History Interview with Matthew Parker

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Identifier: CN-413
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Matthew Parker in which he describes his childhood, family, education, conversion, study at Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music and work/study at Wheaton College, ministry with Campus Crusade in its sports ministry and with Overseas Crusades sports evangelism ministry (Venture for Victory w/ Bud Schaeffer), the 1984 and 1986 National Summits on Black Church Development, the Atlanta '88 Congress on Evangelizing Black America, the Afro-American community, white...

Collection 414 Papers of Wade T. Coggins

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Identifier: CN-414
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, papers and speech manuscripts relating to the ministry of Wade T. Coggins, Christian worker with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the Evangelical Foreign Mission Association.[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation "folder 2-5" means "box 2, Folder 5"]Series: Audio TapesSix oral history interviews with Wade T. Coggins in which he...

Collection 419 Oral History Interviews with Crawford W. Loritts, Jr.

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Identifier: CN-419
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Crawford Wheeler Loritts, Jr., in which he discusses his childhood; family; conversion; education at Philadelphia College of Bible; perception of racial conditions as he experienced them; evangelistic ministry; church planting projects with of Black Evangelistic Enterprise in Canton, Mississippi, and with Tony Evans in Dallas Other topics discussed include: American Missionary Fellowship; Tony Evans; Here's Life Black America; Bill...

Collection 426 Papers of Paul E. Little

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Identifier: CN-426
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, course notes, lecture notes, manuscripts, articles, photographs, and audio tapes relating to Little's college education at Wheaton College Graduate School, and his work as an evangelist, teacher, writer, and Evangelical leader.Included are Little's seminary lecture notes, and files on his contribution as assistant director of the 1974 International Congress on World Evangelization in Switzerland. A substantial portion of the collection consists of...

Collection 430 Papers of Tom Skinner

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Identifier: CN-430
Scope and Contents One oral history interview, articles, newsletters, clippings and other materials, relating to Skinner's life and the ministry of Tom Skinner Associates.[NOTE: In the Scope and Content description, the notation "folder 5-2" means box 5, folder 2.]Series: Audio TapesOral history interview with Tom Skinner, in which he describes his parents, youth, conversion to Christianity, theological...

Collection 431 Oral History Interviews with T. Michael Flowers

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Identifier: CN-431
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with T. Michael Flowers (1920-2015) in which he describes growing up in the Bahamas, the influence on his life of W. H. Farrington, his conversion, his evangelistic work in the Bahamas, his education in Scotland, a brief description of Billy Graham in Scotland in 1946, and the beginning of his evangelistic work in the United States. The second interview covers Flowers' ministry in Canada, Whitfield and B. M. Nottage, the Plymouth Brethren church and its church planting,...

Collection 432 Papers of Vernon C. Watford

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Identifier: CN-432
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and promotional videotape.

Includes information on his family, childhood, conversion, education at Washington Bible College, marriage, work with the American Sunday School Union, establishment of the Triple C Bible Camp and Bible Institute in North Carolina.  Events described cover the time period 1936-1990.  The videotape  describes the Triple C Bible Camp.

Collection 484 Papers of David M. Howard Sr.

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Identifier: CN-484
Scope and Contents Four oral history interviews, paper records, and photographs documenting David Howard's life and work with Latin American Mission, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and World Evangelical Fellowship.Topics covered in the interviews include Howard's childhood, Christian faith, education at Wheaton College, work as a missionary and administrator with Latin America Mission; missions director for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, director of the 1980 Consultation on World...

Collection 492 Papers of William A. Drury

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Identifier: CN-492
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews, audio recordings, brochures, photographs, and a video tape relating to the ministry of William A. Drury, evangelist and youth worker with Percy Crawford, Youtharama, and Youth Haven[Note: In the Scope & Content section, the notation “folder 2-5" means “Box 2, Folder 5"]Series: Audio TapesArrangement: Tapes are in chronological...

Collection 498 Oral History Interviews with William E. Pannell

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Identifier: CN-498
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with William E. Pannell in which he describes his childhood in Michigan, his family, conversion as a teenager, his growing awareness of racism in America and especially its influence on American Christianity, education at Fort Wayne Bible College, involvement with the Brethren Assemblies, the part preaching has played in his life, the divide between urban and suburban culture and its impact on black and white churches and institutions, his work with Youth for Christ, the...

Collection 501 Oral History Interviews with Beverly Yates

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Identifier: CN-501
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Beverly (Pannell) Yates in which she discusses her childhood in Michigan, family history, her brother (evangelist William Pannell), her conversion and spiritual growth, impact of B.M. Nottage on her life, work as a nurse, her ministry among women, Ruth Bentley, Melvin Banks, the black church in Chicago, the development of the Chicagoland Christian Women's Conference, and the Westside Holistic Center. The time period covered by the interviews is 1931-1994....

Collection 515 Papers of Ernest Wilson

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Identifier: CN-515
Scope and Contents This collection contains an oral history interview with Ernest "Ernie" Wilson in which he describes his parents, his childhood in Panama, the evangelistic work of his father, his conversion as a young man, the experience of preaching, and his education at the Philadelphia Bible Institute and the Reformed Episcopal Seminary. Rev. Wilson was interviewed by Bob Shuster on March 22, 1995, at Wilson’s home in Philadelphia. The events described in the interview cover the time period 1911-1995....

Collection 516 Oral History Interview with B. Sam Hart

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Identifier: CN-516
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with B. Sam Hart (1931-2012) in which he discusses his childhood; his parents’ work as missionaries in Jamaica; church life in Jamaica; his early preaching efforts; racial tensions and class divisions in Jamaica and witnessing segregation in churches in the United States; education at Gordon College; comparison of congregations in the United States and Jamaica; reflections on radio preaching ministry; thoughts on being named after Berlyn M. Nottage. The time period...

Collection 533 Oral History Interview with Catherine E. Jeter

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Identifier: CN-533
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Catherine Elizabeth Jeter in which she discusses her childhood; conversion to Christianity through a neighborhood Bible club; education; marriage to Joseph Jeter; the start of their ministry (Have Christ Will Travel Ministries); work with inner-city children of Philadelphia and summer camp ministry in Nova Scotia, Canada; and the 1961 Billy Graham crusade in Philadelphia. Other topics discussed include: Jeter’s education at Philadelphia College of the Bible; Short...

Collection 538 Records of the National Summits on Black Church Development

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Identifier: CN-538
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, minutes, promotional materials, audio and videotapes, participants lists, schedules, financial records, evaluations, clippings of media coverage, etc., documenting the 1984 and 1986 Summits.The records of each of these meetings document not only the planning for the events and the actual proceedings, but also the network of Black Christian leaders thinking and planning together to address the needs of their own churches and communities, the role of the Black...

Collection 545 Papers of Jacqueline Huggins

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Identifier: CN-545
Scope and Contents One oral history interview, one videotape, one radio interview, one photograph, and prayer letters related to the ministry of Jacqueline Huggins, missionary and Bible translator with Wycliffe Bible Translators among the Kagayanen people of the Philippines.The recordings, comprising the majority of the collection, consist of an oral history with Huggins (see detailed description which follows) and of the radio program Family Portraits segment hosted by...

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

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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...

Collection 555 Oral History Interview with Willie Richardson

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Identifier: CN-555
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Rev. Willie Richardson in which he describes his childhood in South Carolina and Pennsylvania, conversion and call to ministry, education at the Philadelphia School of the Bible, founding the Christian Stronghold Baptist Church in Philadelphia; the importance of developing training programs on evangelism, preaching, and family dynamics; the condition of the African American Evangelical community in the city; relations between black and white ministries and churches;...

Collection 556 Oral History Interview with Lloyd C. Blue

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Identifier: CN-556
Scope and Contents Oral history interviews with Lloyd C. Blue, in which he describes the turmoil in his early history, alcoholism, racial attitudes, military service, conversion, attending Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles, E.V. Hill, working with Campus Crusade, impact of Bill Bright’s “Being Filled With the Holy Spirit” sermon, developing church-based program to disciple men, pastoral work, philosophy of evangelism/discipleship, discipling pastors, E.K. Bailey, Church Growth Unlimited to develop pastors,...

Collection 557 Oral History Interview with Bob Harrison

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Identifier: CN-557
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Bob Harrison (1928-2012) in which he describes his family, grandmother's (Cornelia Jones Robertson) involvement in original Azusa Street church in Los Angeles and association with Aimee Semple Mc Pherson, racial conditions in America and the church, influence of his mother and grandmother, his musical development and experience as a jazz vocalist, conversion, writing When God Was Black; high receptivity of Third World people to black...

Collection 573 Records of Detroit's Afro-American Mission

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Identifier: CN-573
Scope and Contents Minutes, budgets, proposals, pamphlets, reports, video cassettes, and other material showing the origins of Detroit's Afro-American Mission, Inc., and its activities including Bible clubs for children and adults, special ministries to singles, vacation Bible schools and camps, and the Institute for Biblical Research.

Collection 595 Records of Congress '88

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Identifier: CN-595
Scope and Contents Audio tapes of numerous sessions from Congress 88, touching on a wide variety of topics related to evangelism and missions.