Part 1
the black church: this is our story, this is our song

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 Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 101

About 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.


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