Black Women in Black Religion: Biblical and Cultural Basis for Oppression
Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection
Dr. Ella Mitchell gives a lecture about Black women in Black religion. She gives a series of questions to discuss the topic. Those questions deal with the biblical and cultural basis for the oppression of women in ministry within the Black church. Dr. Mitchell offers answers to the questions posed through scriptures such as 1st Corinthians 14:31 and Timothy 2:12. These biblical scriptures (along with generational put downs and self-esteem issues of women) are the basis for the oppression of women according to Dr. Mitchell. She gives examples in the AME, AME Zion and New Testament Baptist Church of Chicago (Rev. Judy Trim) of breakthroughs for women in the Black church. Her husband Dr. Henry Mitchell, Dr. Riggins Earl Jr. and Cornell West are among those in the audience.
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Mitchell, Ella, "Black Women in Black Religion: Biblical and Cultural Basis for Oppression" (1979). Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection, Audio-Visual Recordings. 2.
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