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Saved and Sanctified – The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia - Florida Scholarship Online
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Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Deidre Helen Crumbley


On one level, Saved and Sanctified tells a very particular story: this is the story of a church started above a horse stable in Great Migration Philadelphia, which, led by a charismatic woman born just sixteen years after the Emancipation Proclamation, not only survived the death of the founder, but also institutionalized power-sharing by female and male elders. On another level, this book tells a more universal story: this is the human story of institution-building, establishing community, and pursuing a life of faith while negotiating rapidly changing and often adversarial social realities. ... More

Keywords: Sanctified Church, Storefront Church, Great Migration, African Diaspora, Philadelphia, Institution-building, Jim Crow, Oral histories, Black Church, Ethnography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813039848
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813039848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deidre Helen Crumbley, author

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