The Moment: Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, and the Firestorm at Trinity United Church of Christ

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2013 - Religion - 174 pages
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The Moment tells the inside story of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, when Reverend Jeremiah Wright s sermons became a flash point in Barack Obama s 2008 presidential campaign. The book brings to life thorny intersections of religion, race, politics, and the media in the U.S."
  

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Contents

1 Back to the Moment
1
2 Race Migration and Politics in the Windy City
33
3 The Black Church and the African American Church in Chicago
69
4 Trinity United Church of Christ
93
5 The Unheard Voices of Trinity Church
119
Epilogue
157
Interview Questions
159
Notes
161
Index
173
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About the author (2013)

Carl A. Grant is the Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Education and former chair of the Afro American Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of numerous books and a widely regarded scholar of multicultural and social justice education. The Multicultural Research Award from the National Association of Multicultural Education is named in his honor.

Shelby J. Grant is a founding member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He is a former Chicago Public School teacher and principal. He holds an M.A in History, an M.A. in School Administration and Supervision, and an M.A. in Counseling and Guidance (with distinction) from De Paul University.

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