Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1, Forerunner: Vernon Johns, Abstract
* In 1867, a group of Negroes leaves the First Baptist Church to form the First Baptist Church of Montgomery, Alabama. Ten years later another group of Negroes leaves the First Baptist Church to form the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.
* In 1946, Dexter's preacher, Vernon Johns', sermons stir controversy.
Chapter 2, Rockefeller and Ebenezer, Abstract
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