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Donelson, Lewis

Works: 4 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 62 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films 
Classifications: E185.97.K5, 323.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lewis Donelson
Memphis dreams : Searching for the promised land( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 Memphis--like Dallas in 1963--became a symbol of hope extinguished. This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life with emphasis on the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the killing of America's greatest civil rights leader, its impact on Afro-Americans and the nation
Let the children come: Training lay chaplains to give effective pastoral care to children experiencing grief by Tommy Dale Nuckels( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and original question which I sought to answer through this project was stated succinctly, "How effectively does offering training sessions equip lay chaplains to provide pastoral care to children who have experienced grief?"
Written on Our Hearts: Biblical Storytelling as Spiritual Discipline by Lori M Ruge-Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper explores biblical storytelling from the perspective of the storyteller. It builds on my personal observation that there are necessary components in performance that make it an accessible and well-grounded spiritual practice which has a deep impact on the performer. Beginning from a pastoral concern with the way the Bible is cited as authoritative in public moral arguments and the extent to which much of the culture is unfamiliar with actual Bible content, I make a case for biblical storytelling as a theologically sound and interesting way to promote familiarity with Scripture . In the course of the paper I introduce a variety of critical and hermeneutical methods which support preparation of a biblical story for performance (chapter three). I describe my own experience with biblical storytelling as a spiritual discipline (chapters one and two) and the process of forming a group, introducing them to storytelling, and coaching them, for the purpose of this research. Finally, I reflect on the project itself, and how my initial hunches have been supported, strengthened, and clarified through this human subject research. Because of the time spent with the text, the focused exegesis for preparation, the interpretation required for performance, and the relationships that are formed between tellers, audience, and God, biblical storytelling is a powerful and transformative spiritual discipline. Since biblical storytelling is a multi-sensory discipline, a video component is included in this report, available on the accompanying DVD (print version) or on the internet (see Appendix E for details)
[Channel One news. the final speech in Memphis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In March 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to Memphis, Tennessee to rally support for a group of striking sanitation workers. The strike was dividing the city; pitting the Mayor and the predominately white City Council against the all black sanitation workers. Through two witnesses, the Reverend Samuel Kyles, a prominent civil rights activist in Memphis at that time and Lewis Donelson, a former member of the Memphis City Council, Channel One traces the events that led King to Memphis in the spring of 19689 [i.e. 1968] and to what would be his final civil rights battle. On April 3, when King delivered his famous 'Mountain Top Speech' from the pulpit of the Masonic temple, negotiations between the strikers and the City were deadlocked. For those who heard his speech that night, it changed their lives--not only because of the power of King's words, but also because of King's own eerie sense that his death was imminent. Reverend Samuel Kyles was one of those witnesses. Through his testimony, Reverend Kyle takes us on a step by step journey that explores the difficult plight of the sanitation workers and the gradual decision by Martin Luther King to become involved in the strike. Reverend Kyles sets the stage for the confrontation and gives us a very personal glimpse into the final days of Martin Luther King's life"--1994 Peabody Awards entry form
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