These narratives by four famous black woman preachers and evangelists, published between 1835 and 1907, all share a theme that continues to dominate Afro-American literature even today: the power of Christianity to give strength and comfort in the struggle for liberation from caste and gender restrictions.
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Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs Jarena Lee
Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel
A Brand Plucked from the Fire An Autobiographical
Twenty Years Experience of A Missionary 1907
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