The term black church or African-American church refers to Protestant churches that currently or historically have ministered to predominantly black congregations in the United States. Many black churches belong to predominantly African-American denominations, such as the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME). Most of the first black congregations and churches formed before 1800, were founded by free blacks. The oldest black Baptist church, and third oldest in the United States was founded about 1790 by the slave Peter Durrett.
African American churches have long been the center of community serving as school sites in the early years of the civil war, taking up social welfare functions, such as providing for the indigent, establishing schools, orphanages and prison ministries. Black churches were very instrumental in helping slaves escape through the underground railroad and also played an intricate role during the civil rights movement.
Here is a historical in depth review of the black church, it’s origins and the role it played in the civil rights movement.
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- Day 1: Black History Is Everywhere
- Day 2: The Danger Of A Single Story
- Day 3: Super Bowl Sunday
- Day 4: African American Authors
- Day 5: The Reason Behind Black Lives Matter
- Day 6: Viola Desmond
- Day 7: George Dixon
- Day 8: Vivien Thomas
- Day 9: Frank Robinson
- Day 10: Gladys Mae
- Day 11: Hattie McDaniel
- Day 12: Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor
- Day 13: Hazel Dorothy Scott
- Day 14: Viola Liuzzo
- Day 15: James Zwerg
- Day 16: Chuck Cooper
- Day 17: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Day 18: The Freedom Riders History
- Day 19: Albert Jackson
- Day 20: York
- Day 21: John Ware
- Day 22: Marie Van Brittan Brown
- Day 23: Meghan Markle & The Other Race
- Day 24: Greensboro Four
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