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The 1917 FBI Files of Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

The 1917 FBI Files of Bishop Charles Harrison Mason by Elijah L. Hill 1512090549 9781512090543
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Bishop Charles Harrison Mason was the first denominational leader investigated by the FBI in 1917. Charles Mason a 20th Century icon and an African American religious organizations change leader in the beginning 20th Century Pentecostal Movement as it relates to his First Amendment rights of the Freedom of Religion in the Constitution of the United States. He approached the United States government during World War Is 1917 Selective Service (Draft) law to negotiate his organizations civil liberties as Christians to uphold their religious freedom as conscientious objectors to World War Is military draft laws.The purpose of this historical narrative is to describe how during the Jim Crow system in America, this small newly-formulated African American denomination and their national leader Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, faced seemingly insurmountable governmental harassment, persecution, and criminal prosecution from 1917-1920 for requesting religious liberties exemption and succeeded in court during World War Is Selective Service military draft laws.

Author: Elijah L. Hill

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 128

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2015-05-07

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