Singing in a Strange Land: C.L. Franklin, the Black Church, and the Transformation of America

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University of Illinois Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 419 pages
"Stressing unity between the sacred and the profane allowed him to embrace all aspects of African American culture, and jazz, blues, and gospel performers mingled in his Detroit home. Franklin also embraced the night life that surrounded his musician friends, even as he served on the Executive Board of the Southern Christian Leadership Council and organized the 1963 "Walk Toward Freedom" march with his close friend, Martin Luther King, Jr. In June of 1979, Franklin was shot during a robbery of his home, and died five years later. Over 10,000 people attended his funeral at the Detroit church he made famous, the New Bethel Baptist Church.".

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A DEEP LONGING
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ATTEMPTING HIS IMAGINATION
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Movmc ON UP
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