Overview:A Place to Worship: African American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas - A chronicle of the historically rich spiritual gatherings so vital to rural African American life.Camp meetings-also called revivals-originated with circuit-riding Methodist preachers who gathered congregations in open fields and town squares. However, the sermons had messages that were not always welcomed by mainstream Protestant churches in the colonial and antebellum South. With the help of white itinerant preachers, enslaved African Americans organized their own camp meetings in conjunction with the white revivals. These celebratory events were predominantly spiritual, with preaching, worship, and communion, but also provided opportunities for family reunions. After the Civil War, independent African American congregations built on this antebellum heritage by establishing permanent camps that continue to welcome meetings today.In A Place to Worship, Minuette Floyd shares an intimate portrait of the culture, traditions, and long history of the camp meeting as one of the most vital institutions in the lives of rural African Americans in North and South Carolina. As a child Floyd attended camp meetings each year in North Carolina, and she renewed her interest in them as an adult. For the past eighteen years Floyd has travelled to campgrounds throughout the Carolinas, documenting the annual tradition through photographs and interviews. Floyd has sought to record not only a visual record of the places and practices of each, but also the rich and inspiring stories of the people who make them thrive.Terry K. Hunter, executive director of the Fine Arts Cultural Enrichment Teaching Studios, provides a foreword, and Tom Stanley, Department of Fine Arts chair emeritus at Winthrop University, offers an introduction.

This book is on page /925b2124b7e8cd7259fc8aad444a5e62/book/1603734535-9781611178883. It was written by the following authors: Tom Stanley, Minuette Floyd, Terry K. Hunter. Book A Place to Worship: African American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas, which can be read online, published by the company: University of South Carolina Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Beliefs, Spirituality. The book was published on 2019-01-30 00:00:00. It has 144 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight g. File for download A Place to Worship: African American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas has PDF format and is called a-place-to-worship-african-american-camp-meetings-in-the-carolinas.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our st8.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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