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I’m working on a biography featuring African Americans who were integrally involved in the Jesus People Movement of the late 1960s and ’70s.
History has long suggested that African American involvement in the Movement was minimal; however the
music of artists like Andrae Crouch and Leon Patillo, as well as the story of South Chicago’s New Life Community (and its eventual fusion with Jesus People USA) suggest otherwise. The biography will focus on the pop cultural contributions; the unique challenges and triumphs; and the subsequent spiritual journeys
of African American “Jesus People.”
Current Jesus People USA members and former participants in the Movement who’d like to be interviewed for this book project should contact me here (in the comments section).