8 Influential African American Christian Leaders Who Have Contributed to U.S. History

As the United States observes Black History Month, many are looking back in time to learn more about those who've shaped our nation. The contributions...

New Documents Reveal How FBI Deployed a Black Televangelist to Discredit Martin Luther King...

In 2017, the National Archives released a new trove of FBI files in response to a Freedom of Information Act request I made. The...

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slave-holding society. As Frederick Douglass looked out on the boisterous crowd that had gathered to celebrate America’s...
The church Harriet Tubman attended when she lived in St. Catharines, Ontario. (Photo courtesy of Salem Chapel British Methodist Episcopal Church)

Harriet Tubman’s Church in Canada Seeks Help for Repairs

A century and a half ago, a new Canadian church gave fleeing slaves a place to worship. Now the sanctuary that welcomed Underground Railroad...

LISTEN: The Plantation System, Part 3; An Arena of Political Life; Education (The History...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-50 Our Scripture Verse for today is 2 Corinthians 7:1 which reads: "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness...

LISTEN: The Plantation System, Part 2; A Nation Within a Nation, Part 18; Crime,...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-49 Our Scripture Verse for today is James 1:22 which reads: "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own...

Remembering ‘the Other Carey’: Unsung Hero of the Modern Missions Movement

Lott Carey was born a slave, purchased his freedom, and carried the gospel to Africa. A few weeks ago I was asked to write an...

LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 3; An Arena of Political Life; Crime...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-47 Our Scripture Verse for today is Matthew 4:4 which reads: "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread...

LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 2; An Arena of Political Life; Crime...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-46 Our Scripture Verse for today is Proverbs 14:34 which reads: "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." Our History of...

Jarena Lee: Trailblazing African American Preacher and ‘Self-Made’ Woman

One Sunday in 1817, Jarena Lee attended a service at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Philadelphia. A former servant, Lee had...

Thabiti Anyabwile Remembers the Remarkable Tenure and Steadfast Faithfulness of Lemuel Haynes – a...

A Model of Fidelity and Love “If the church is to prosper and mature, she will need faithful men to lead and care for her....

LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 2; An Arena of Political Life; Lack...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-45 Our Scripture verse for today is Job 19:25 which reads: "For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the...

LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 1; An Arena of Political Life; Lack...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-44 Our Scripture verse for today is Romans 5:10 which reads: "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly...

LISTEN: One Way Passage, Part 4; An Arena of Political Life; Reconstruction and Retaliation,...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-43 Our Scripture verse for today is Romans 5:10 which reads: "For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death...

LISTEN: One Way Passage, Part 3; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-42 Our Scripture verse for today is Isaiah 53:5-6 which reads: "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the...

A Black Man on a Mission Can Do Amazing Things: Remembering The Incredible Life...

Bill Federer remembers incredible life of ex-slave Richard Allen Richard Allen was born to slave parents in Philadelphia and was sold with his family to...

LISTEN: One Way Passage, Part 2; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-41 Our Scripture verse for today is 1 John 1:9 which reads: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us...

LISTEN: One Way Passage, Part 1; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-40 One Way Passage, Part 1; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part 9 (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #40) Our...

What Dr. King Said About the King of Kings

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was living, and even after he died, some people tried to discredit him by suggesting that Dr. King...

Mildred Fay Jefferson: A Doctor Who Broke Color Barriers and Championed Life

It’s good for us to remember the heroic faith of those who’ve gone before us. And then to go and do likewise. Glenn Sunshine is...