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This chapter explores three central values within black religion and culture: hospitality, healing practices, and ghosts/spirit stories. It looks at each topic individually and tells of experiences Rosemarie, her family members, and movement colleagues have had regarding each one. Her grandmother was a holistic healer and Rosemarie understands her activism as a form of healing work; she also sees the recounting of ghost stories as a form of energy-transformation that has parallels to the way music transformed the energy of participants in the Southern Freedom Movement. The chapter also includes reflections on stories from Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ruby Sales, and Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons about their experiences in the freedom movement.

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