Product Description: Anniston, Alabama, is a small industrial city between Birmingham and Atlanta. In 1961, the city's potential for race-related violence was graphically revealed when the KKK firebombed a Freedom Riders bus. In response to that incident a few black and white leaders in Anniston took a progressive view that desegregation was inevitable and that it was better to unite a community than to divide it...read more
9780687088843 | Abingdon Pr, December 1, 1990, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Companion to Songs of Zion; discusses liturgical time, spirituals, gospel songs; includes Scripture/ lectionary index.
William B. McClain has written a fascinating and insightful account of one segment of Methodism's complex history. The early circuit riders, abolitionists, and John Wesley himself are all here. Harry Hoosier, John Stewart, and Henry Evans are here. Dr. McClain gives a unique account of the struggles within United Methodism, the disastrous "uniting conference of 1939," and of the setbacks that forced a segregated faction to rise from its ashes.