By Shelly O'Foran
Folklorist Shelly O'Foran, a Quaker who went to Boligee as a volunteer within the church rebuilding attempt, describes Little Zion as continually having been even more than the development itself. She exhibits how the religious and social traditions that the citizens of Boligee perform and train their teenagers have guaranteed the ongoing power of the church and group. via considerate fieldwork and presentation, Little Zion additionally explores the facility of oral narrative to advertise knowing among these in and out the church group. Illustrated with ancient and modern images, this quantity is either a party of Little Zion's historical past and a call for participation to proportion in its lengthy existence story.
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Little Zion: A Church Baptized by Fire by Shelly O'Foran