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‘The Black Church’ on PBS: Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores Roots of African American Religion

Henry Louis Gates Jr. in The Black Church on PBS
Henry Louis Gates Jr. in "The Black Church" on PBS. (Photo: videograb)

In “The Black Church” docuseries on PBS, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the roots, emergence and development of African American religion in the U.S.

The first part of “The Black Church” series examines the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the ways in which enslaved Africans maintained their spiritual practices through the end of slavery.

Here are some articles relevant to subjects covered in “The Black Church” series for those interested in taking a closer look at African American Christianity:

“The Black Church” Part 1


“The Black Church” Part 2

Visit “The Black Church” site on PBS

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