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God with UsLived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942-1976$
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Ansley L. Quiros

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646763

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646763.001.0001

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Marching to Eternity

Marching to Eternity

Theology Takes to the Streets of Americus

(p.81) Chapter Four Marching to Eternity
God with Us

Ansley L. Quiros

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the theological origins of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as well as its activities in Southwest Georgia. It examines the movement beginning with Charles Sherrod’s work in Albany Georgia in 1961 and continuing into Americus in the summer of 1965, emphasizing the theological commitments of grassroots participants. The chapter tells the story of the Americus and Sumter County Movement, including the integration of the Martin Theater, the persecution of the Americus Four, the Leesburg Stockade, the Kwik Check boycott, the jailing of women attempting to vote, and numerous other marches and demonstrations.

Keywords:   SNCC, Charles Sherrod, Albany Movement, Americus and Sumter County Movement, Leesburg Stockade, Americus Four, Mass meetings, Direct action protest

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