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France Davis: An American Story Told by France A Davis

France Davis: An American Story Told by France A Davis

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The life story of France Davis, the dynamic pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City, who came of age in the segregation-era South and endured with honor the major issues of that difficult time within the U.S. This is an oral history, ethnography, memoir, and perhaps life-enhancing sermon delivered with the strong voice of a preacher.

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As I was coming up, it was painful to me not to have been given my own nickname. It made me feel different, or rather that I was being treated differently from other family members. I wondered why everybody else was spoken to in terms of their identity, their character, their behavior, and I was simply identified by the 'tag, ' my given name. But then, when I read in a book that France meant free, I began to think of it as imbuing me with a sense of flight, of movement. Ultimately, I came to believe my name spoke for itself and that I did not need any other.' from the bookImbued with rich detail of family life in a rural community, as well as a system of values at a time of transition in American history, this is the life story of France Davis, the dynamic pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City. It is an engaging story of courage and vision that describes coming of age in the segregation-era South, of dreaming, enduring with honor, and living at the forefront of major issues within the United States.Recorded and skillfully written by Nayra Atiya, "France Davis: An American Story Told," is an oral history, ethnography, memoir, perhaps even a life-enhancing sermon delivered with the strong voice of a preacher. The gathered strands of a life lived with conviction and grace will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers from the curious to those seeking inspiration. "

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SKU GOR008192137
Title France Davis: An American Story Told
Author By (author) France A Davis
Contributor By (author) Nayra Atiya
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Year Published 2006
Page Number 276
ISBN 0874808731
ISBN13 9780874808735
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes N/A
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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