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

Retrace the 400-year-old-story of the Black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring its role as the site of African American organizing, resilience, autonomy, freedom and solidarity.

Thu, Feb 25 3:00 A.M. Episode 2     NH EXPLORE

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

Sat, Feb 27 3:00 A.M. Episode 2     NH EXPLORE

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

Sat, Feb 27 8:00 P.M. Episode 2     NH WORLD

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

Sun, Feb 28 12:00 A.M. Episode 2     NH WORLD

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

Sun, Feb 28 2:00 P.M. Part 1     NH EXPLORE

This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Sun, Feb 28 5:00 P.M. Part 2     NH EXPLORE

This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Mon, Mar 1 10:00 A.M. Part 1     NH EXPLORE

This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tue, Mar 2 4:00 A.M. Episode 2     NH EXPLORE

Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

Tue, Mar 2 10:00 A.M. Part 2     NH EXPLORE

This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Sat, Mar 6 11:00 A.M. Part 1     NH EXPLORE

This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Sat, Mar 6 2:00 P.M. Part 2     NH EXPLORE

This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


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The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song By Episode

  • Part 1 (#101)

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.

  • Episode 2 (#102)

    Discover how the Black church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement, and the Black church's role in the present.

  • Part 1 (#101)

    This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  • Part 2 (#102)

    This moving series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  • Part 1 (#101)

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.



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