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African Americans in U.S. Foreign PolicyFrom the Era of Frederick Douglass to the Age of Obama$
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Linda Heywood, Allison Blakely, Charles Stith, and Joshua C. Yesnowitz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038877

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.001.0001

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Reconstruction’s Revival

Reconstruction’s Revival

The Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention and the Roots of Black Populist Diplomacy

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African Americans in U.S. Foreign Policy
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Brandi Hughes

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038877.003.0005

This chapter explores how missionary work that began as evangelical outreach developed into a system of shared grievances when African Americans began to see the meaningful parallels and symmetries between their own limited political influence in the Reconstruction South and African communities affected by colonialism. Drawing on the minutes of the annual meeting and publication records of the Mission Herald, the National Baptist Convention's monthly newsletter, the chapter traces African American engagement with Africa in the late nineteenth century through the transformation of a historically decentralized religious denomination into a collective space for civic mobilization, shaped by diasporic identification and linked social circumstances.

Keywords:   African American missionaries, missionary work, evangelical outreach, colonialism, Reconstruction South, National Baptist Convention, Africa

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