In his most recent AToday blog post–Adventists and Social Justice–Monte Sahlin mentions two books that interest me.
Black Maverick: T. R. M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power by D. T. and L. R. Beito (2009, University of Illinois Press). It’s about “an African American Adventist physician…who became a major activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.”
Implantation and Growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda: 1919-2000 by Jerome N. Birikunzira (2010, Lap Lambert Academic Publishing). Chapter 4 covers “the period from 1933 to 1994 during which the Adventist Church became the largest Protestant denomination in Rwanda. It ends with the embarrassing role of Adventists in the 1994 genocide which resulted in a conference president being convicted by an international war crimes tribunal.”