The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel by Gary DorrienDescribes the early history of the black social gospel from its nineteenth-century founding to its close association in the twentieth century with W. E. B. Du Bois. He offers a new perspective on modern Christianity and the civil rights era by delineating the tradition of social justice theology and activism that led to Martin Luther King Jr.
W.E.B. DuBois Papers (Microfilm): Yale LibraryThe papers contain correspondence and printed materials reflecting his work with the NAACP, his teaching and research at Atlanta University, his involvement in radical causes, and his activity in the peace movement.
The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith (Online) by Adam L. BondShows how Proctor, as the product of a prophetic black church tradition, a social gospel-laced liberal Protestantism, and a black middle-class integrationist ethos, envisioned a pulpit activism through which the United States could realize an integrated civil society and was able to anticipate themes articulated by black religious movements of the late twentieth century.