64. God is a Negro: Henry McNeal Turner
A late 19th-century churchman tries to explain how slavery fit into God’s plan and decide whether the future for African Americans lies in Africa or America.
• J.L. Cole (ed.), Freedom’s Witness: The Civil War Correspondence of Henry McNeal Turner (Morgantown: 2013).
• E. Redkey, Respect Black: The Writings and Speeches of Henry McNeal Turner (New York: 1971).
• T. Adeleke, UnAfrican Americans: Nineteenth-Century Black Nationalists and the Civilizing Mission (Lexington: 1998), ch.5.
• S.W. Angell, Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and African-American Religion in the South (Knoxville: 1992).
• S.W. Angell, “Henry McNeal Turner: Conservative? Radical? Or Independent?” in P. Eisenstadt (ed.), Black Conservatism : Essays in Intellectual and Political History, (New York: 1999), 25-50.
• A.E. Johnson, The Forgotten Prophet: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the African American Prophetic Tradition (Blue Ridge Summit: 2012).
• A.E. Johnson, “Is the Negro Like Other People? Race, Religion and the Didactic Oratory of Henry McNeal Turner,” in J. Adekunle (ed). Converging Identities: Blackness in the Modern African Diaspora (Durham: 2013), 207-25.
• A.E. Johnson, No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (Jackson: 2020).
• A.B. Pinn, “‘Double Consciousness’ in Nineteenth-century Black Nationalism: Reflections on the Teachings of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner,” Journal of Religious Thought 52 (1995), 15-26.
Online resource: the Henry McNeal Turner Project