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Mourner's bench, Sanderia Faye

Label
Mourner's bench
Title
Mourner's bench
Statement of responsibility
Sanderia Faye
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the First Baptist Church of Maeby, Arkansas, the sins of the child belonged to the parents until the child turned thirteen. Sarah Jones was only eight years old in the summer of 1964, but with her mother Esther Mae on eight prayer lists and flipping around town with the generally mistrusted civil rights organizers, Sarah believed it was time to get baptized and take responsibility for her own sins. That would mean sitting on the mourners bench come revival, waiting for her sign, and then testifying in front of the whole church. But first, Sarah would need to navigate the growing tensions of small-town Arkansas in the 1960s. Both smarter and more serious than her years (a "fifty-year-old mind in an eight-year-old body," according to Esther), Sarah was torn between the traditions, religion, and work ethic of her community and the progressive civil rights and feminist politics of her mother, who had recently returned from art school in Chicago. When organizers from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to town just as the revival was beginning, Sarah couldn't help but be caught up in the turmoil. Most folks just wanted to keep the peace, and Reverend Jefferson called the SNCC organizers "the evil among us." But her mother, along with local civil rights activist Carrie Dilworth, the SNCC organizers, Daisy Bates, attorney John Walker, and indeed most of the country, seemed determined to push Maeby toward integration
Cataloging source
IMmBT
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Faye, Sanderia
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Baptists
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Arkansas
Label
Mourner's bench, Sanderia Faye
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky277840987
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 372 pages
Isbn
9781557286789
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015034673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
ab 10/15
Label
Mourner's bench, Sanderia Faye
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
sky277840987
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 372 pages
Isbn
9781557286789
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015034673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Note
ab 10/15

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