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By Dennis C. Dickerson

ISBN-10: 1604734272

ISBN-13: 9781604734270

ISBN-10: 1604734280

ISBN-13: 9781604734287

In the course of lots of the 20th century, Archibald J. Carey, Sr. (1868-1931) and Archibald J. Carey, Jr. (1908-1981), father and son, exemplified a mix of ministry and politics that many African American spiritual leaders pursued. Their sacred and secular issues merged in efforts to enhance the religious and fabric overall healthiness in their congregations. yet as political alliances turned worthwhile, either wrestled with ethical outcomes and sundry results. either have been ministers to Chicago's greatest African Methodist Episcopal Church congregations-- the senior Carey as a bishop, and the junior Carey as a pastor and an attorney.

Bishop Carey linked himself usually with Chicago mayor William Hale Thompson, a Republican, whom he provided to black citizens as an best friend. whilst the mayor appointed Carey to the city's civil provider fee, Carey helped within the hiring and advertising of neighborhood blacks. yet alleged impropriety for promoting jobs marred the bishop's tenure. The junior Carey, additionally a Republican and an alderman, grew to become head of the panel on anti-discrimination in employment for the Eisenhower management. He aided innumerable black federal staff. even supposing an influential benefactor of center and SCLC, Carey linked to infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover and compromised aid for Martin Luther King, Jr. either Careys believed politics provided clergy the simplest possibilities to empower the black inhabitants. Their imperfect alliances and combined effects, notwithstanding, proved the complexity of mixing the geographical regions of spirituality and politics.

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Carey sr. [ 37 ] Washington also annoyed Jones, who learned of Washington’s impending visit only when “word reached me through Dr. A. J. ” Carey’s preferred status with Washington, Jones complained, diminished the local NNBL, and the league’s city officials had “to wait upon Dr. 34 Although Washington’s stature diminished between 1905 and 1910 after he took several stances that opponents perceived as overly accommodationist, Carey remained a firm Washington ally until his death in 1915. In 1908, Carey invited Washington to speak at Bethel.

Hence, Carey competed with a rising class of professional black politicians, rival ministers, female leaders, and others. These various African American leaders at times espoused different racial ideologies, while at other times they shared similar views but clashed on matters of temperament and style. 1 The city’s black population grew as a consequence of a steady stream of migrants coming from the American South. 8 percent of the total); ten years later, that number had increased only slightly, to 44,103 (2 percent).

Moore, the NNBL’s national organizer. ” In 1910, Washington returned to Chicago and gave a dozen speeches. ” Though Carey was absent from his pulpit at the Institutional Church at the time of Washington’s death, the assistant pastor spoke on “The Meaning of the Life of Booker T. 35 Carey’s loyalty to Washington did not mean that he eschewed protest as a tactic to achieve African American advancement. In 1913, when the Illinois state legislature considered a Jim Crow bill, Carey offered the Institutional Church as host for a community meeting that featured Ida B.

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