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African-American Religious Leaders, Revised Edition
  • Format
  • Authored by: Nathan Aaseng
  • From the Series: A to Z of African Americans
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816078688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7868-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 200.92
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 296


Praise for the previous edition:
"...informative...a useful addition to high school and college libraries."—American Reference Books Annual

"...useful for high-school collections where brief biographies are well used as well as for public and undergraduate libraries."—Booklist


African-American Religious Leaders, Revised Edition profiles prominent religious leaders from a variety of faiths and persuasions. Each entry provides a biographical sketch of the leader, addressing major achievements, events, and contributions to his or her followers and society at large. A general bibliography, subject indexes, and further reading lists complete this revised, comprehensive book.

New and revised profiles include:

  • Ralph Abernathy
  • Calvin Butts
  • Creflo Dollar
  • Louis Farrakhan
  • Barbara Clementine Harris
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Mahalia Jackson
  • Otis Moss
  • Iman Zaid Shakir
  • Al Sharpton
  • William Shaw
  • Conrad Tillard
  • Renita Weems
  • Cornel West
  • Andrew Young
  • Johnny Ray Youngblood
  • Archbishop Gregory Wilton of Atlanta
  • and more.


Black-and-white photographs. Index. Subject indexes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Further reading lists.

About the Author(s)

Nathan Aaseng received a B.A. in English and biology from Luther College in Iowa. Recognized as a Notable Wisconsin Author in 1999 by the Wisconsin Library Association, he has written more than 160 books on a wide range of topics and close to 100 biographies. He is also the author of African-American Athletes, Revised Edition in Facts On File's A to Z of African Americans set.

Reviews and Awards

"...a valuable reference tool for any collection serving those interested in religion, civil rights, or African Americans. The entries are sufficient for starting research, and the further reading will aid in finding more in-depth materials...Recommended for high-school, public, and college libraries."


"...clearly written entries...This is definitely a work for a general audience, one that high school librarians might consider for their reference collections."

American Reference Books Annual

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