Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index.
Introduction: hearing from the sisters -- We always went to church : women and religious socialization -- Where somebody knows my name : the culture of the Black church -- The fuel that keeps me going : practical and spiritual assistance -- We went to the church for everything : the mission of the church -- If it weren't for the women : female labor and leadership in the church -- We're a part of the same culture : racial awareness and religion -- The conclusion of the matter.
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