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The Black Church

The Black Church Bridges the Divide Through Music

In 1997, Kirk Franklin introduced gospel music to the Billboard charts with his song “Stomp.” However, some traditional church leaders accused him of bringing “devil music” into the Church.

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The Black Church

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Discover how the Black church expanded to address social inequality.
Season 1 Episode 2
Members of the Pentecostal church praising the Lord.
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Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.
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