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Saved and SanctifiedThe Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia$
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Deidre Helen Crumbley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813039848

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813039848.001.0001

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Saints Tales

Saints Tales

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Saved and Sanctified
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Deidre Helen Crumbley

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0003

This chapter contains life histories of ten founding church elders, who are currently in their 80s and 90s. All of the narratives begin with a socio-historical snapshot of the elders' hometowns, followed by interviews covering their life experiences in both the North and the South. These experiences include employment patterns and salaries earned; “separate but equal” education during the Plessy v. Ferguson era; White on Black violence, such as false imprisonment and threats of and actual lynching; politics of sex between White men and Black women in the South; enculturation of White children in perpetrating racial violence and of Black children in surviving it; Black adult strategies for negotiating southern White terrorism and for migrating to and adjusting within urban life; economic survival strategies, such as sharecropping in the South and Black women's performing domestic “day labor” in the North; southern religious roots and new urban religious options; and colorism. The chapter concludes by exploring how these narratives inform Great Migration research.

Keywords:   White terrorism, Domestic day work, Lynching, White men and Black women, Colorism, Plessy v. Ferguson, Racialized enculturation, White on Black violence

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