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The Last Blues Preacher

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Born in 1925 into a life of sharecropping in Brownsville, Tennessee, Clay Evans was desperate to escape life working for the descendants of plantation owners. At night, he listened to jazz musicians like Cab Calloway and Guy Lombardo on the...


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Born in 1925 into a life of sharecropping in Brownsville, Tennessee, Clay Evans was desperate to escape life working for the descendants of plantation owners. At night, he listened to jazz musicians like Cab Calloway and Guy Lombardo on the radio and imagined one day singing on a secular stage. But a greater calling drew Evans into ministry, and he soon stood upon a unique stage as one of America's most famous gospel singers, civil rights heroes, and the godfather of Chicago's black preachers. From this stage Clay sought to rescue his family from poverty and inspire a city and a nation to see, hear, and witness the dignity and value of black lives.

Zach Mills's lively and powerful biography, The Last Blues Preacher, brings the life and work of Reverend Evans into our time and examines how current national conversations on race, religion, politics, and popular culture can and should inform contemporary activism.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 515868
  • Product Code 9781506446554
  • ISBN 1506446558
  • EAN 9781506446554
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date May 2018
  • Sales Rank 78202
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 0.45 MB (EPUB)
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