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Hurtin' WordsDebating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South$
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Ted Ownby

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469647005

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647005.001.0001

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Yours for the Cause of Peace and Brotherhood, 1930s–1960s

Yours for the Cause of Peace and Brotherhood, 1930s–1960s

(p.57) Chapter 2 Yours for the Cause of Peace and Brotherhood, 1930s–1960s
Hurtin' Words

Ted Ownby

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter takes seriously the concept of Christian brotherhood, which emerged in the early civil rights years as a family language with the potential to undermine hierarchies involving racial difference. Brotherhood (and sometimes sisterhood) became a crucial idea for reformers hoping to get deeper inside human relationships than legal solutions to problems of discrimination seemed to promise. The chapter presents short intellectual studies of individual reformers who used the concept of brotherhood.

Keywords:   Christian brotherhood and sisterhood, Civil Rights Movement, NAACP, Brotherhood Sundays, Congress of Racial Equality, Martin Luther King, Jr., James McBride Dabbs, Mary McLeod Bethune, Thomas Merton, Sarah Patton Boyle

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