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Dr. Andrew M. Manis

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Birmingham Revolutionaries

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Birmingham Revolutionaries

Background Information

Affiliations

Board Member
American Baptist Historical Society

Member
Vineville Baptist Church

Assistant Professor of History
Macon State College

Board Member
Center for Racial Understanding

Education

doctorate degree

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Andrew M. Manis

Short Biography: Andrew M. Manis is assistant professor of history at Macon State College, Macon, Georgia. He is the author of A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, for which he received the 2000 Lillian Smith Book Award from the Southern Regional Council and the 2001 James F. Sulzby Prize from the Alabama Historical Association. He is also co-editor of Birmingham Revolutionaries: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, published in 2000 by Mercer University Press. ore About Andrew M. Manis
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Purchase Southern Civil Religions in Conflict : Civil Rights and the Culture Wars By author: Andrew M. Manis
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Back in print, revised, and enlarged to bring the discussion to the present, Manis shows how two conflicting civil religions emerged in the South during the civil rights movement, each with its own understanding of America's calling and destiny as a nation. Using black and white Baptists in the South as case studies, Manis interprets the civil rights movement as a civil religious conflict between Southerners with opposing understandings of America.


Southern Civil Religions in Conflict

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Andrew M. Manis

Back in print, revised, and enlarged to bring the discussion to the present, Manis shows how two conflicting civil religions emerged in the South during the civil rights movement, each with its own understanding of America's calling and destiny as a nation. Using black and white Baptists in the South as case studies, Manis interprets the civil rights movement as a civil religious conflict between southerners with opposing understandings of America.
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Manis explores the southern reaction to civil rights through the words and actions of black and white Baptists, ministers, and laypersons whose rhetoric embodied the conflicting civil religions in the South. Responding to the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, both black and white Baptists urged their fellow citizens to answer God's summons and help bring America to its God-given destiny. But as Brown gave way to the events of the civil rights movement, the segregationist dream of the Southland remaining "white man's country" was increasingly challenged as African Americans began, more militantly and more successfully, to claim the historic promise of the nation.
Tracing the civil religious implications of the 1950s, Manis shows that as the civil rights movement divided Americans, desegregation became a crucial symbol for Americans who saw the nation as a land of equality and inclusion, as well as for Americans who continue to view America as properly and predominantly white and Protestant. In two new chapters, Manis connects this earlier conflict over civil religion and civil rights with what sociologist James D. Hunter called the "culture wars.
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Andrew M. Manis is assistant professor of history at Macon State College, Macon, Georgia. He is the author of A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, for which he received the 2000 Lillian Smith Book Award from the Southern Regional Council and the 2001 James F. Sulzby Prize from the Alabama Historical Association. He is also co-editor of Birmingham Revolutionaries: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, published in 2000 by Mercer University Press.


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Andrew M. Manis Andrew M. Manis is assistant professor of history at Macon State College, Macon, Georgia. He is the author of A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred...


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Racial Reconciliation: From the Emancipation Proclamation to Trayvon Martin, a lecture by Dr. Andrew M. Manis.


Center for Racial Understanding - Executive Committee / Board of Directors

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