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“A gripping story.”—John Hope Franklin — N/A
“In a direct line of descent from both Richard Wright’s Native Son and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, C. Eric Lincoln’s The Avenue, Clayton City is one of the best written and most gripping accounts of the African American experience that I have encountered in years.”—Henry Louis Gates Jr. — N/A
“Truly a masterpiece.”—James H. Cone — N/A
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C. Eric Lincoln (1924–2000) was, at the time of his death, William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Religion and Culture at Duke University. His widely acclaimed publications include The Black Muslims in America; The Black Church Since Frazier; Race, Religion, and the Continuing American Dilemma; and, with Lawrence H. Mamiya and published by Duke University Press, The Black Church in the African American Experience. He has also written a memoir, Coming through the Fire, published by Duke University Press, and a collection of poems, This Road Since Freedom. He is the founding president of the Black Academy of Arts and Letters and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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