NEWS FEATURE: `Daughters of Thunder’ preserves legacy of black women preachers

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c. 1998 Religion News Service UNDATED _ Black folk idiom speaks of “sons of thunder,” those fiery preachers whose booming voices shook and shaped their communities. Now, historian Bettye Collier-Thomas has honored the black women ministers who risked ostracism, persecution and family opposition to speak from the pulpit. Some of the earliest of these women […]

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