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The Black Church

Inside Look

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses the origins of Black church and its continued influence as the spiritual, cultural, and political epicenter of the African American community.

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The Black Church

Episode 2

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

Cornerstones | The Reader

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

Cornerstones | The Hymnist

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