The Voodoo Cult Among Negro Migrants in Detroit

  title={The Voodoo Cult Among Negro Migrants in Detroit},
  author={Erdmann Doane Beynon},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={894 - 907}
  • E. D. Beynon
  • Published 1 May 1938
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
The "Nation of Islam," Usually known as the "Voodoo Cult," belongs to a chain of movements arising out of the growing disillusionment and race consciousness of recent Negro migrants to northern industrial cities. The attention of the general public has been directed to sensational episodes in the history of this cult, such as the occurrence of human sacrifice, but the reorientation of the personality of its members has been ignored. The members of the cult have been isolated from the social… Expand
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