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The Black Church

Jesse Jackson and a New Generation of Black Leaders

Jesse Jackson challenged Ronald Reagan in his political campaign, embracing the role of a preacher politician. Although his campaign didn’t succeed, Jackson paved the way for a new generation of leaders in the Church and outside of it.

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The Black Church

Episode 2

Discover how the Black church expanded to address social inequality.
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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.
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