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The Extent and Support of African American Churches' Collaboration with Government

in God and Government in the Ghetto

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226642062
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226642086 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0002
The Extent and Support of African American Churches' Collaboration with Government

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This chapter, which examines the scope of African American churches' collaboration with the New York City government, analyzes why activist African American churches collaborate with government and explains the reasons behind the high interest of African American churches in partnering with government. It contends that collaboration with government is part of civic tradition of African American churches' engaging in political action.

Keywords: African American churches; city government; collaboration; New York City; civic tradition; political action

Chapter.  7732 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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