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Episode 2S1 Ep2 |Discover how the Black church expanded to address social inequality.
Episode 1S1 Ep1 |Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.
Cornerstones | The HymnistThe Hymnist sang praises to celebrate the soul's salvation and save the body from slavery.
Cornerstones | The ReaderThe Reader risked his life to bring to the Church what should have never been prohibited.
Cornerstones | The ServantThe Servant taught others how to serve more deeply, not as a slave, but as a free man.
About The Black Church
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song will explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.