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Folklore and Religion

Abernethy, Frances E., "The Elusive Emily D. West, Folksong’s Fabled 'Yellow Rose of Texas': A Remedial Rorschach," in Abernethy, Francis E., ed., 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

Abrahams, Roger D. Positively Black. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1970).

Adventure at the South: An Episode in the Relations of Two Races in the Southern States. (New York: Joint Division of Education and Cultivation, Board of Missions and Church Extension, The Methodist Church, 194-?).

African Methodist Episcopal Church. Texas Conference. Pittsburg District. Fifth Session of the Pittsburg District Sunday School Convention, Teachers' Institute, and Christian Endeavor League …Will Convene at Evening Chapel, A. M. E. Church, Pittsburg, Texas, Wednesday, August 17, at 9:30 am to Sunday, August 21, 1921. (Pittsburg, TX, 1921).

American Missionary Association Archives, Texas. (New Orleans: Amistad Research Center, 197- ). [microfilm]

Anderson, James S. The Sunday School Talker. (Austin: Herald Press, 1904).

Anderson, Johnny R., "The Preacher: A Symbol of Black Community Leadership," Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas 7 (1976).

Baker, T. Lindsay, "Holy Rosary School and Church, 1887–1914: A Pioneer Catholic Effort among African American Texans," Journal of Texas Catholic History and Culture 6 (1995).

Baptist Missionary State Convention of Texas. Minutes. (Dallas, etc., 1872— ).

Baptists (Negro) Texas. Palestine District Association. Minutes. (N. p., 1869– ).

Barr, Alwyn, "Black Urban Churches on the Southern Frontier, 1865-1900," in The African American Experience in Texas: An Anthology. Ed. by Bruce A. Glasrud and James M. Smallwood. (Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2007).

Boatright, Mody C. From Hell to Breakfast. (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1944).

The Book of Negro Folklore. Ed. Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps. (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1958).

Boren, Carter E., "Slavery and the Civil War," in his Religion on the Texas Frontier. (San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1968).

Brewer, J. Mason. American Negro Folklore. (Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1968).

__________. Aunt Dicy Tales; Snuff-Dipping Tales of the Texas Negro. Foreword by Roy Bedichek. Illus. John T. Biggers. (Austin? 1956).

__________. Dog Ghosts. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1958).

__________, "More of the Word on the Brazos," in Observations and Reflections on Texas Folklore. Ed. Francis E. Abernethy. (Austin: Encino Press, 1972).

__________. Negrito: Negro Dialect Poems of the Southwest. (San Antonio: Naylor Printing Co., 1933).

__________, "Tales from Juneteenth," in The Folklore of Texan Cultures. Ed. Frances Edward Abernethy. (Austin: Encino Press, 1974).

__________. The Word on the Brazos: Negro Preacher Tales from the Brazos Bottoms of Texas. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953).

Brick, Blanche H., "William Morris Ford, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Longview, Texas, and the Southern Baptist View of Race Relations, 1945–1971," East Texas Historical Journal 41, no. 1 (2003).

Butler, Anne M., "Building Justice: Mother Margaret Murphy, Race, and Texas," Catholic Southwest 13 (2002).

Byrd, James W. J. Mason Brewer, Negro Folklorist. (Austin: Steck-Vaughn Co., 1967).

Cain, Jerry B., "The Thought and Action of Some Early Texas Baptists Concerning the Negro," East Texas Historical Journal 13, no. 1 (Spring, 1975).

Carter, Juanita, "The Oldest Catholic Negro Parish in Texas," Junior Historian 23, no. 3 (December, 1962). [Galveston, TX]

Centennial Anniversary Historical Journal: Second Baptist Church and Community Center, 3310 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, Texas, 78220: Rev. Samuel H. James, Minister: Organized July 11, 1879. (San Antonio: s. n., 1979).

Chamblee, Oma. Old Bethel Church History. (S. l.: s. n., 1975?).

Darden, Bob. People Get Ready!: A New History of Black Gospel Music. (New York: Continuum, 2004).

DeVaughn, Michael, "St. Paul U. M. Church: A Century of Service to Dallas," Heritage News 12, no. 2 (Summer, 1987).

Dobie, J. Frank, ed. Follow de Drinkin' Gou'd. (Austin: Texas Folklore Society, 1928).

Dulaney, W. Marvin, "The Black Church: An Agent of Social and Political Change," Texas Journal of Ideas, History, and Culture 11, no. 1 (Fall/Winter, 1988).

____________. Rainbow in the Morning. (Hatsboro, PA: Folklore Associates, 1965).

Echols, Timothy B. Pioneering in Religious Education: Four Decades in the Methodist Church. (New York: Exposition Press, 1964).

Eighmy, John L., "The Baptists and Slavery: An Examination of the Origin and Benefits of Segregation," Social Science Quarterly 49, no. 3 (December, 1968).

Elam, Richard, "Baptist Ministers and Slavery in Antebellum Texas," Journal of Texas Baptist History 9 (1989).

Emmons, Martha. Deep Like the Rivers; Stories of My Negro Friends. (Austin: Encino Press, 1969).

Faulk, John Henry. Ten Negro Sermons. (Austin: [Thesis, University of Texas] 1940).

Fisher, William A. Seventy Negro Spirituals, for High Voice. (New York: AMS Press, 1974, c1926). [Repr. of 1926 ed. by O. Ditson Co., Boston]

Fontaine, Jacob, III. Jacob Fontaine: From Slavery to the Greatness of the Pulpit, the Press, and Public Service. Rev. Jacob Fontaine III with Gene Burd. (Austin: Eakin Press, 1983).

Forman, Jadell, "T. D. Jakes," Texas Monthly 26, no. 9 (September, 1998).

Givens, Roger A. Swing Low: A Memoir. Ed. John Campion. (s. l.: Morgan Print. & Pub., 1987).

Griffin, Rebecca, "Courtship Contests and the Meaning of Conflict in the Folklore of Slaves," The Journal of Southern History 71, no. 4 (November, 2005).

Hall, Frank. The Burning Walls. (Amarillo: Russell Stationery Co., 1934).

Hall, Michael, "W. C. and Donna Martin," Texas Monthly 28, no. 9 (September, 2000).

Harris, Joel Chandler. Nights with Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883, c1881).

__________. Told by Uncle Remus: New Stories of the Old Plantation. (New York: McClure, Phillips, 1905).

__________. Uncle Remus and His Friends; Old Plantation Stories, Songs, and Ballads, with Sketches of Negro Character. Illus. by A. B. Frost. (New York: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., 1900).

__________. Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings. New and rev. ed. (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1901).

Haskell County Missionary Baptist Association (Tex.). Proceedings. (N. p., 1906– ).

Hathcock, Louise. True Stories of Little Dixie. Illus. by Donald M. Yena. (San Antonio: Naylor Co., 1962).

Hazel, Michael V., "Rev. Maynard H. Jackson, Sr.," Legacies: A Historical Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas 16, no. 1 (Spring, 2004).

Henley, Carolyn, "Reedy Chapel, the Oldest Negro A. M. E. Church in Texas," Junior Historian 26, no. 4 (January, 1966).

History of First Baptist Church (Colored), San Antonio, Texas, 1871–1944. (San Antonio: The Church, 1944?).

Holley, Doug, "Faith and Hope in South Dallas," D, the Magazine of Dallas 3, no. 4 (April, 1976).

Holley, Joe, "To Hear the Past: Black Folklore in Matagorda County," Texas Humanist 3, 4 (December, 1980).

Iglehart, Alfreda, "Waco Jive," in The Folklore of Texan Cultures. Ed. Frances Edward Abernethy. (Austin: Encino Press, 1974).

Israel, Charles A., "From Biracial to Segregated Churches: Black and White Protestants in Houston, Texas, 1840–1870," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 101, no. 4 (April, 1998).

Jackson, Bruce, ed. The Negro and His Folklore in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals. (Austin: Published for the American Folklore Society by the University of Texas Press, 1967).

__________. Wake Up, Dead Man: Afro-American Worksongs from Texas Prisons. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1972).

Johnson, Alfred "Snuff." Black Cowboy Blues and Church Songs [sound recording]. Dallas: Documentary Arts, 1994).

Johnson, D. Edwin. Historical Highlights of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Terrell, Texas, during the Past Sixty Years, 1877-1937, Chronologically Arranged…Diamond Jubilee ed. (Terrell: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1937).

Johnson, William Decker. Marching Orders: Annual Addresses Delivered to the Texas Conferences of the A. M. E. Church. (s. l., s. n.).

Jones, Charles C. Suggestions on the Religious Instruction of the Negroes of the Southern States, Together with an Appendix Containing Forms of Church Registers, Form of a Constitution, and Plans of Different Denominations of Christians. (Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1855?).

Journal of the West Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction. (Austin: The Conference, 1960-1970). [ Services to “Negro Methodists of Texas”]

Juneteenth Texas: Essays in African-American Folklore. Ed. Francis E. Abernethy, Patrick B. Mullen, and Alan B. Govenar. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 1996).

Kealing, H. T. History of African Methodism in Texas. (Waco: C. F. Blanks, 1885).

Kinsey, Margaret B. Ebenezer Baptist of Ellis County, Texas, 1880–1892: Church Records with Genealogies. (Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press; Lamesa, TX: M. B. Kinsey, 1990).

Kossie-Chernyshev, Karen, "Constructing Good Success: The Church of God in Christ and Social Uplift in East Texas, 1910–1935," East Texas Historical Journal 44, no. 1 (2006).

__________, "A 'Grand Old Church' Rose in East Texas: The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in East Texas," East Texas Historical Journal 41, no. 2 (2003).

Lacy, J. M., "Folklore of the South and Racial Discrimination," in Mody C. Boatright, William M. Hudson, and Allen Maxwell, eds. A Good Tale and a Bonnie Tune. (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1964).

Law, Robert A. A Note on Four Negro Words. (Austin: Texas Folk-lore Society, 1927).

Lincoln, C. Eric. Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma. (New York: Hill and Wang, 1984).

Lipsitz, George, "Goin' On: Afro-American Imagery in Texas Film and Folklore," Southwest Media Review 3 (Spring, 1985).

Loud, I. B. The Negro in the Methodist Church. (Dallas: s. n., 1979).

Lutzweiler, James, "Emily D. West and the Yellow Prose of Texas: A Primer on Some Primary Documents and Their Doctoring," in Abernethy, Francis E., ed., 2001: A Texas Folklore Odyssey (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2001).

McNeill, Robert B. God Wills Us Free: The Ordeal of a Southern Minister. (New York: Hill and Wang, 1965).

McQueen, Clyde. Black Churches in Texas: A Guide to Historic Congregations. Introd. by William E. Montgomery. (College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 2000).

Mann, Dave, "Smoking for Jesus," Texas Observer 99, no. 18 (September 21, 2007). [Hill Country congregation]

Martin, William, "American Idol," Texas Monthly 34, no. 8 (August, 2006). [Bishop T. D. Jakes]

Methodism among American Negroes. (New York: Joint Division of Education and Cultivation, Board of Missions and Church Extension, The Methodist Church, 194-?).

Mink, N. J. "The Black Mink." (Ft. Worth: N. J. Mink, 1975).

Missionary Baptist Association of Dallas County (Tex.). Minutes. (Dallas, 1903– ).

Missionary Baptist Convention of Texas. Proceedings. (Jacksonville: Baptist Echo Print., 190?- ).

Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas. Annual. (Nashville, 1876– ).

Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas, 1924, Dallas, Texas. Souvenir Programme of the Missionary Baptist General Convention of Texas. (S. l.: s. n., 1924).

Montgomery, William E. Under Their Own Vine and Fig Tree: The African-American Church in the South, 1865–1900. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993).

Moore, George A. Good Timin'. (Los Angeles, CA, 1935).

Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Association (Colored). Minutes. (N. p., 1908– ).

Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 1871-1971, San Antonio, Texas. (S. l.: s. n., 1973?).

Murray, Peter C. Methodists and the Crucible of Race, 1930–1975. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2004).

National Baptist Convention of the United States of America. Music and Official Program, Twenty-fourth Annual Session, National Baptist Convention: Ebenezer Third Baptist Church, Rev. L. L. Campbell, D. D., Pastor, Austin, Texas, September 14–19, 1904. (Nashville: National Baptist Publishing Board, 1904).

Owen, Mary Alicia. Voodoo Tales; as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest. Collected from Original Sources. Introd. by Charles G. Leland. Illus. by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain. (New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969).

Palm, Rebecca, "Protestant Churches and Slavery in Matagorda County," East Texas Historical Journal 14, no. 1 (Spring, 1976).

Passon, W. H. The Historical and Biographical Souvenir and Program of the 25th Anniversary of Metropolitan A. M. E. Church, Austin, Texas, 1882–1907. (Austin, 1907 [reprint]).

Pearson, Ann, "Folklore of the Texas Negroes," Junior Historian 26, no. 2 (November, 1965).

Phillips, Michael. White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841–2001. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2006).

Powell, Nancy Duncan. The Approach of the Protestant Episcopal Church to the Negro of the South: The Church’s Changing Mission in the Diocese of Texas. (Austin: [Honors thesis, University of Texas] 1962).

Saint James Baptist Church (Fort Worth, Tex.). Souvenir Program, 21st Anniversary Celebration, Rev. J. H. Winn, D. D., Pastor. (Fort Worth, 1932).

St. John Regular Missionary Baptist Association (Tex.). Minutes. (N. p., 1871– ).

St. Johns District Sunday School Convention and Baptist Young Peoples Union. Minutes of the Annual Session. (Austin, 1881– ).

St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas. Centennial History, 1874–1974 By Bessie M. and Homer E. Johnson, et al. (Corpus Christi: The Church, 1974).

Scarbrough, Clara S. Wesley Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Georgetown, Texas, Founded 1869. (Georgetown: s. n., 1986).

Simpson, Julie. The Clever Leader, Dr. L. H. Simpson, D. D. (S. l.: s. n., 1963).

Smallwood, James, "The Black Community in Reconstruction Texas: Readjustment in Religion and the Evolution of the Negro Church," East Texas Historical Journal 16, no. 2 (1978).

Smith, Thomas H., "'A Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow': 'Sin Killer' Griffin and Dallas Revivals," Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas 17, no. 2 (Fall, 2005).

Spalding, Henry D., comp. Encyclopedia of Black Folklore and Humor. Introd. J. Mason Brewer. (Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David Publishers, 1972).

Storey, John W., "Texas Baptist Leadership, the Social Gospel, and Race, 1954–1968," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 83, no. 1 (July, 1979).

Stuckey, Sterling, "Afro-American Dreams: The Saving Graces of Secret Myths," Texas Humanist 7, no. 3 (January/February, 1985).

Sumners, Billy F., "Southern Baptists and the Freedman," Essays in History: E. C. Barkdale Student Lectures 4 (1975).

Tatum, Charles E. Mount Zion: In the Shadow of a Mighty Rock. Centennial ed., 1877–1977. (Houston: C. Edward, 1977). [Center, TX]

Taylor, Marshall W. A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies. Musical composition by Miss Josephine Robinson. (Cincinnati: Taylor & Echols, 1882).

Texas and Louisiana Baptist Association. Proceedings. (N. p., 1870– ).

Turley, Mary Immaculata. Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy: A Biography. (San Antonio: Naylor Co., 1969). [Black Catholic church]

United Methodist Church (U. S.). West Texas Conference. Journal of the West Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, South Central Jurisdiction. (Austin: The Conference) 1960-1970.

Walker, William. Missionary Pioneer, or a Brief Memoir of the Life, Labors, and Death of John Stewart, Man of Colour. (Austin: Pemberton Press, 1969).

The Weekly Bulletin. (Austin: Bulletin Pub. Co.) For Sam Huston College and West Texas Conference. 1906 issue. [African Methodist Episcopal Church]

Welch, J. R. The History of the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1868–1947. (Texarkana: Nelson Printing Co., 1947?).

White, Charley C. No Quittin' Sense. (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969).

White, Edmund V. Chocolate Drops from the South, a Book of Negro Humor and Philosophy. (Austin: E. L. Steck Company, 1932)

__________. Senegambian Sizzles; Negro Stories by E. V. White. Illus. Leta Mae Calhoun. (Dallas: B. Upshaw and Company, 1945).


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