Black Political Organizations in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Ollie Johnson, Karin Stanford

By Ollie Johnson, Karin Stanford

We all know greatly approximately civil rights companies through the Nineteen Sixties, yet really little approximately black political firms given that that decade. Questions of concentration, responsibility, constitution, and relevance have surrounded those teams because the smooth Civil Rights move led to 1968. Political scientists Ollie A. Johnson III and Karin L. Stanford have assembled a bunch of students who learn the management, club, constitution, objectives, ideology, actions, responsibility, and influence of latest black political companies and their leaders. Questions thought of are: How have those firms tailored to the altering sociopolitical and monetary atmosphere? What ideological shifts, if any, have happened inside every one? What concerns are thought of very important to black political teams and what options are used to enforce their agendas? The individuals additionally examine how those enterprises have tailored to alterations in the black group and American society as a complete. firms lined contain famous ones akin to the NAACP, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the Southern Christian management convention, the city League, and the Congress of Racial Equality, in addition to agencies equivalent to the nationwide organization of coloured Women's golf equipment. spiritual teams, together with black church buildings and the country of Islam, also are thought of.

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31 These Black denominations are administered independently from White denominations. Thus, the Black church remains an indigenous institution wholly owned and controlled by African American themselves. The finances of the Black church are also intact. 33 This resource makes the Black church one of the few institutions in low-income communities with the ability to secure major credit. Among the most enduring resources of Black churches are their facilities. 34 Not only do buildings represent an economic resource, but they represent a social resource as well.

Theology The final resource that enhanced the capacity of the Black church to be inclined toward activism was a theology aimed at curing social ills. During the 1960s many Black churches preached that oppression was sinful and that Will the Circle Be Unbroken? 25 God sanctions protest aimed at eradicating social evils. ”52 He calls this process “cognitive liberation,” an important component of group consciousness. Miller and his colleagues note that the way in which people perceive and evaluate their position is an important link between the experience of certain social situations and political participation to address them.

Three weeks after his conviction on these state charges, Lyons pled guilty to five counts of a fifty-fourcount federal indictment. He admitted to making false statements to authorities, bank fraud, and tax evasion. 50 This type of scandal only fuels the misperception that Black ministers lead merely on the force of their personality, lack moral authority, and seek little more than personal aggrandizement. This misimpression hinders the ability of Black ministers to speak with legitimacy and alienates many in the Black community.

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