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Interviews of William E. Pannell

Repository: Wheaton College. Billy Graham Center Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): In these interviews, Pannell discusses the Great Migration; race relations in Michigan; the 1967 Detroit riot and other civil disturbances; Eldridge Cleaver; and tensions within evangelical (youth) movements.

Collection Description (Extant): Oral history interviews in which Pannell talks about his boyhood in Michigan, his family, conversion as a teenager, his growing awareness of racism in America and especially its influence on American Christianity, education at Fort Wayne Bible College, involvement with the Brethren Assemblies, the part preaching has played in his life, the divide between urban and suburban culture and its impact on Black and white churches and institutions, his work with Youth for Christ, the difficulties in reaching urban Black youth, of his association with Tom Skinner and the development of Tom Skinner Crusades (TSC), the 1966 World Congress on Evangelism, his first experiences as an author, early meetings of TSC, difficult relations between TSC and Campus Crusade for Christ, Skinner's speech on "Christ the Liberator" at the 1970 InterVarsity Urbana conference.

Date(s): 1995-2003

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Collection 498

Extent: 4 interviews, audiotape (419 min.)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: William E. Pannell

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American clergy--Michigan
African Americans--Civil rights--Michigan
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
Cleaver, Eldridge, 1935-1998
Michigan--Race relations


Sound recordings


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