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African American Preachers and Politics: The Careys of Chicago

Dennis C. Dickerson


During most of the twentieth century, Archibald J. Carey Sr. (1868–1931) and Archibald J. Carey Jr. (1908–1981), father and son, exemplified a blend of ministry and politics that many African American religious leaders pursued. Their sacred and secular concerns merged in efforts to improve the spiritual and material well-being of their congregations. But as political alliances became necessary, both wrestled with moral consequences and varied outcomes. Both were ministers to Chicago’s largest African Methodist Episcopal Church congregations—the senior Carey as a bishop, and the junior Carey as ... More

Keywords: religious leaders, congregations, politics, Chicago, Archibald J. Carey, William Hale Thompson, black voters, civil service commission, clergy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781604734270
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604734270.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dennis C. Dickerson, author