Farewell to Bob Edgar—Congressman, Minister, Activist

B ob Edgar was in his element on April 18. He stood behind a podium in Washington, D.C., making the case that the United States’ current …

By Renée K. Gadoua

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Alabama: A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie

A Son of the South Returns to the Heart of Dixie.

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The Myth of the Black Church

My earliest ideas about African American religion and political struggle come from my first public memories as a child of the South of the late 1950s and 1960s.

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Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.


A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

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