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The Black Church

Episode 1

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.

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The Black Church

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

Cornerstones | The Servant

The Servant taught others how to serve more deeply, not as a slave, but as a free man.
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Cornerstones | The Hymnist

The Hymnist sang praises to celebrate the soul's salvation and save the body from slavery.
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Cornerstones | The Reader

The Reader risked his life to bring to the Church what should have never been prohibited.
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