"This collection of African American protest speeches and essays preserves a noble tradition drawn from rich repositories of faith and intellect, a timely resource for a generation now embracing the conviction that black lives matter."
—Cheryl Sanders, Professor of Christian Ethics, Howard University School of Divinity
"To understand the nature and meaning of life for African Americans in the United States requires some attention to theological and ethical discourses shaped by black communities from within a context of various forms of violence. Peter Paris's African American Theological Ethics is an important collection of key documents related to these discourses. Framed, as he puts it, by memory and hope as historical underpinning for response to cruel circumstances, this volume highlights central patterns of thought and action that define African American 'religious' life. This collection, edited by a key figure in the study of African American religion, is a welcome addition to African American religious studies."
—Anthony B. Pinn, Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, Rice University
"Paris provides the reader with a compelling collection of resources that reflect black moral thought and theology from enslavement to segregation to the ongoing challenges of inequality in the United States. Organizing the volume around the practical principles of opposition to white supremacy, enslavement, racial segregation, and racial discrimination, Paris gives representative examples of black resistance to racial oppression and inequality that run the gamut from adaptation to withdrawal. This volume is a rich resource that is sure to become a staple for those interested in the various ways the souls of black folk have articulated the human quest for freedom."
—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt Divinity School