The Black Church: This is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Discover the rich history of the Black Church and explore African American faith communities on the frontlines of hope and change. Please be advised that this may contain language, attitudes and cultural depictions that are offensive and disturbing to some viewers.

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Episodes Season 1

  • 1. The Freedom Faith

    Enslaved Africans shipped to North America found ways to retain their culture and beliefs while fusing them with Christianity.

  • 2. A Nation Within a Nation

    After the Civil War, Black churches helped the formerly enslaved navigate a perilous freedom.

  • 3. Gods Will Make Way

    With the dawn of the 20th century, music and politics in Black churches played a pivotal role in reshaping the nation.

  • 4. Crisis of Faith

    After the violent loss of civil rights leaders, Black churches found themselves at a crossroads.

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