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The Black Church

Entertainment’s Place in the Church

In the late 1960s, Pentecostal choirs emerged to bring youthful energy back to the Church. The Edwin Hawkins Singers were one of the groups that rose to stardom with their single “Oh, Happy Day.”

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The Black Church

Episode 2

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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The Black Church

Episode 1

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.
Season 1 Episode 1
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