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Video thumbnail: The Black Church Prathia Hall’s Inspires MLK’s “I Have A Dream"

The Black Church

Prathia Hall’s Inspires MLK’s “I Have A Dream"

Prathia Hall inspired Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

Prathia Hall’s Inspires MLK’s “I Have A Dream"

Video thumbnail: The Black Church John Legend Credits the Church for His Music Career

The Black Church

John Legend Credits the Church for His Music Career

John Legend attributes his faith-oriented upbringing to his successful music career.

John Legend Credits the Church for His Music Career

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Jennifer Hudson On the Power of Church

The Black Church

Jennifer Hudson On the Power of Church

Jennifer Hudson’s first memory of church was on Easter Sunday.

Jennifer Hudson On the Power of Church

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The Black Church

A Church That Is Welcoming to All

For the Black Church to survive, it must be a place that is welcoming to all.

A Church That Is Welcoming to All

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The Black Church

The Church as a Place of Refuge

As Black Churches became prominent, white supremacists targeted these sacred places.

The Church as a Place of Refuge

Video thumbnail: The Black Church The Black Church Bridges the Divide Through Music

The Black Church

The Black Church Bridges the Divide Through Music

In 1997, Kirk Franklin brought gospel music to the Billboard charts with his song “Stomp.”

The Black Church Bridges the Divide Through Music

Video thumbnail: The Black Church John Legend Sings "So Good to Me"

The Black Church

John Legend Sings "So Good to Me"

John Legend showcases his musical talent while singing “So Good To Me.”

John Legend Sings "So Good to Me"

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Jesse Jackson and a New Generation of Black Leaders

The Black Church

Jesse Jackson and a New Generation of Black Leaders

Jesse Jackson challenged Ronald Reagan and paved the way for a new generation.

Jesse Jackson and a New Generation of Black Leaders

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reflects on the Black Church

The Black Church

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reflects on the Black Church

The Black Church is the place where the African American made their way in society.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reflects on the Black Church

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The Black Church

Trailer

An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Trailer

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The Black Church

Inside Look

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses the origins of Black church.

Inside Look

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Gospel Trailer

The Black Church

Gospel Trailer

The Black Church explores the church’s powerful influence.

Gospel Trailer

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The Black Church

Extended Trailer

Explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Extended Trailer

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Entertainment’s Place in the Church

The Black Church

Entertainment’s Place in the Church

In the 1960s, Pentecostal choirs emerged to bring youthful energy back to the Church.

Entertainment’s Place in the Church

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Current Political Movements and the Traditions of the Church

The Black Church

Current Political Movements and the Traditions of the Church

As Black political activism evolves, new school activists abandon the church, but not God.

Current Political Movements and the Traditions of the Church

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Thurman’s Non-Violent Approach Inspired MLK’s Movement

The Black Church

Thurman’s Non-Violent Approach Inspired MLK’s Movement

In 1949, Thurman published “Jesus and the Disinherited,'' promoting non-violence.

Thurman’s Non-Violent Approach Inspired MLK’s Movement

Video thumbnail: The Black Church The Black Vote Decides U.S. Presidential Elections

The Black Church

The Black Vote Decides U.S. Presidential Elections

Between 1920 and 1960, African Americans were able to demand accountability.

The Black Vote Decides U.S. Presidential Elections

Video thumbnail: The Black Church The Popularity of Religious Race Records

The Black Church

The Popularity of Religious Race Records

In the early days of the phonograph, Black music recordings were marketed as Race Records.

The Popularity of Religious Race Records

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The Black Church

The Man with the Million Dollar Voice

In 1954, Reverend Franklin recorded his popular sermon “The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest.”

The Man with the Million Dollar Voice

Video thumbnail: The Black Church The Black Church Resists the Changing Culture

The Black Church

The Black Church Resists the Changing Culture

As women’s place in society was beginning to change, the Church struggled to accept.

The Black Church Resists the Changing Culture

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Al Sharpton Speaks on the Importance of the Black Church

The Black Church

Al Sharpton Speaks on the Importance of the Black Church

In the first decade after the Civil War, many Black Churches were built across the South.

Al Sharpton Speaks on the Importance of the Black Church

Video thumbnail: The Black Church The Rebuilding of the Emanuel A.M.E Church

The Black Church

The Rebuilding of the Emanuel A.M.E Church

Reverend Cain started rebuilding Charleston’s staple Black church after it was destroyed.

The Rebuilding of the Emanuel A.M.E Church

Video thumbnail: The Black Church HBCUs Did the Work of God Through Education

The Black Church

HBCUs Did the Work of God Through Education

Founded to be seminaries, HBCUs understood themselves to be doing the work of God.

HBCUs Did the Work of God Through Education

Video thumbnail: The Black Church Rutha Mae Harris’ Music Impact on the Civil Right Movement

The Black Church

Rutha Mae Harris’ Music Impact on the Civil Right Movement

Rutha Mae Harris’ music lifted the spirits of those fighting for racial equality.

Rutha Mae Harris’ Music Impact on the Civil Right Movement

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