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No Jim Crow Church: The Origins of South Carolina's Bahá'í Community

Louis Venters


No Jim Crow Church recounts the unlikely emergence of a cohesive interracial fellowship in South Carolina, uncovering the origins of what is today the state’s largest religious minority. In the midst of the extraordinarily hostile environment of Jim Crow segregation and violence, white and black Bahá’ís in South Carolina took great personal risk to make spaces for genuine friendship, cooperation, and shared identity across the color line, coming to think of themselves as one people—equal members of an emerging spiritual commonwealth that spanned the globe. The book presents an organizational, ... More

Keywords: Bahá’í Faith, South Carolina, Jim Crow, Civil rights movement, Race relations, Religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061078
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis Venters, author
Francis Marion University