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“City Mothers” Dorothy Tilly, Georgia Methodist Women, and Black Civil Rights

Andrew M. Manis

in Politics and Religion in the White South

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123639
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134758 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123639.003.0006
“City Mothers” Dorothy Tilly, Georgia Methodist Women, and Black Civil Rights

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This chapter examines the story of civil rights activist Dorothy Tilly and her Methodist women's Fellowship of the Concerned in Georgia. It suggests that Tilly exemplified her Christian faith and the social reform potential of Wesleyan tradition of Protestantism to its fullest. She nudged white Southerners to do the right thing on race relations much as a mother might encourage her children and she lived a life that encouraged and fostered change, racial toleration, and inclusiveness.

Keywords: Dorothy Tilly; civil rights activist; Fellowship of the Concerned; Methodist women; Georgia; race relations

Chapter.  13980 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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