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Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer
Foreword by Coretta Scott King
This unique volume from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, combining striking photographs and inspiring prayers drawn primarily from the collections of the Schomburg Center, spans the broad spectrum of religious traditions during the 19th and 20th centuries. Reflecting themes relevant to the black experience--including struggle, triumph, worship, family, and community--Standing in the New of Prayer features examples from diverse religious traditions, including Islam, Christianity, Yoruba, and Vodou. The book also includes prayers from some of the history's most powerful voices, among them W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
224 pages, duotone illustrations. Published by The Free Press, Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Hardcover. $27.50. ISBN 0-743-23466-9.