Thurman Research Resources

The following resources may prove useful to scholars, students, and other people interested in the lives of Howard and Sue Bailey Thurman.


Books available through Emory Libraries

Howard Thurman, Jesus And The Disinherited (New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949),

Articles and Blog Posts

Pete Holloran, “Howard Thurman, 1899-1981,” FoundSF (blog), accessed September 1, 2021,

Lerone Bennett Jr., “Howard Thurman: 20th Century Holy Man,” Ebony, February 1978.

Elizabeth Harper Neeld, “Notes On A (Brief) Introduction to the Work of Dr. Howard Thurman,” Elizabeth Harper Neeld (blog), September 21, 2016,

Paul Harvey, “Howard Thurman and the Arc of History in San Francisco,” Boom California, August 22, 2018,


The Howard Thurman Papers Project

The Howard Thurman Historical Home

Expanding Common Ground, Boston University


Howard Thurman audiovisual collection, Pitts Theology Library, Emory University

I.G. Bailey and Thurman family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University