A classic of black theology which explores it's roots and history in church and society.
"Spares neither kith nor kin, but addresses tiself to the whole range of factors in Noarth American religion which make for the traditional black church/white church dichotomy, and the spiritual and social consequences that attend it. For My People is a strong commentary on both the role and the vitality of black theology, as well as on the pervasiveness of the problems that sustant the need for it."--C. Eric Lincoln.
James H. Cone (1938-2018) was the Bill and Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary. His books include A Black Theology of Liberation, Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare, and The Cross and the Lynching Tree, winner of the 2018 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. This year he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.