Famous Negro Sermons



Famous Negro Sermons

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"Famous Negro Sermons" . Comp. French E. Oliver. Holywood, CA: Oliver Press, 1927. 173 pp. size of pages: 3 1/8" x 4 1/4"

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Commentary on anthology

• "Written by an evangelist preacher from Mississippi. It is written phonetically in the negro vernacular" (Abe Books https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=4491504932&cm_sp=collections-_-item_1_23-_-bdp ; accessed 2 Jan. 2017). A sample from the text: "Ef all de chilluns don't git religin how kin yo' all git into de City ob God?" (Worthpoint http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/famous-negro-sermons-book-1927-french-106164747 ; accessed 2 Jan. 2017).
• See entry on French Earl Oliver (1879-1960) at Hymntime.com http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/o/l/i/oliver_fe.htm (accessed 2 Jan. 2017), which seems to show that Oliver was a white Presbyterian minister from the midwest: he was born in Norris City, Illinois in 1879; was living in Kansas City, Missouri, as of 1908; and by 1920 was in Los Angeles, California. He died in Delta, Colorado, in 1960.

Cited in

• Lash 1946: 723.
• [not in Kinnamon 1997]

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