The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
- Society & Culture, American History
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A sacred place of comfort and strength
For the young Henry Louis Gates, Jr., growing up in a small, segregated West Virginia town, the church was his family and his community's true center of gravity.
In this companion book to the PBS series, Gates' tender and magisterial reckoning with the meaning of the Black church in American history, he takes us from his own experience onto a journey across more than four hundred years and spanning the entire country. At road's end, we emerge with a new understanding of the centrality of the Black church to the American story—as a cultural and political force, as the center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as an unparalleled incubator of talent, and as a crucible for working through the community's most important issues.
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|Release Date:||February 16, 2021|