Samuel DeWitt Proctor's voice is essential to understanding the black social gospel. Proctor brought a black middle class understanding of America to his preaching and had a notion of faith that presented an alternative reality to the pervasive racism in the United States and sought to honor the inherent dignity of all humanity.
The Imposing Preacher
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Samuel Dewitt Proctor and Black Public Faith
Mind, Body & Spirit