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By Shelly O'Foran

The arson assaults in early 2006 on a few small Baptist church buildings in rural Alabama recalled the rash of burnings at dozens of predominantly black homes of worship within the South through the mid-1990s. one of many church buildings struck via possible arson in 1996 used to be Little Zion Baptist Church in Boligee, Alabama. This e-book attracts at the voices and stories of church individuals to percentage a formerly undocumented background of Little Zion, from its beginnings as a broom arbor round the time of emancipation, to its key function within the civil rights move, to its burning and rebuilding with the aid of volunteers from round the world.

Folklorist Shelly O'Foran, a Quaker who went to Boligee as a volunteer within the church rebuilding attempt, describes Little Zion as continually having been even more than the construction itself. She indicates how the religious and social traditions that the citizens of Boligee perform and educate their kids have guaranteed the ongoing energy of the church and group. via considerate fieldwork and presentation, Little Zion additionally explores the facility of oral narrative to advertise knowing among these inside and out the church group. Illustrated with ancient and modern photos, this quantity is either a party of Little Zion's background and a call for participation to proportion in its lengthy lifestyles story.

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