How African-American Christianity Got Its Start

Why slaves adopted their oppressor's religion—and transformed it. Peter Randolph, a slave in Prince George County, Virginia, until he was freed in 1847, described the...

The Faith of Harriet Tubman: Forged Through Slavery, Scripture, and Supplication

She earned the nickname of ‘Moses’ because she led so many of her people from bondage in the house of slavery to the promised...

LISTEN: The Civil Rights Movement, The Religion of the Slaves, and the Early Slave...

The purpose of this broadcast is to provide that background knowledge...

In the Shadow of the Cross: Early Depictions of Blacks and Whites in European...

In a religious tableau, two figures—one black, the other white—represent the spiritual turmoil of an emerging Spain during the Renaissance.  In a rocky valley outside...

WATCH: Dramatic Trailer for Remake of “Roots”; Premieres on May 30th

The all-star remake of the iconic miniseries Roots has an intense first trailer.  Above is your first look at History Channel’s eight-hour American slavery drama starring Forest...

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: Slavery & the New World, Pt. 2; the Negro Church, Pt. 2; the...

Since it is hard to separate Black American history and Black Church history I am combining the two because they are so intertwined. As...

BCNN1 Celebrates Black History in the Making Today with “70 Most Influential Black Christian...

“We believe that black history is important. But we also believe that making history today is more important,” write the editors of Black Christian...

Vernon Johns: Farmer, Preacher, and Father of the Civil Rights Movement

"I want to know whether you want students with credits or students with brains," said Vernon Johns in 1915 to the deputy dean of...

The Musical Theology of Negro Spirituals

"Nobody knows the trouble I see, nobody knows my sorrow." Militant abolitionist Thomas W. Higginson was the commander of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the...

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...

LISTEN: African Social Organization, Pt 1; The Invisible Institution, Pt 2; Blacks in White...

Our Scripture verse for today is Philippians 4:19 which reads: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Forever Stamp Commemorating Richard Allen, A.M.E. Church Founder, to Be Issued February 2nd

A forever stamp will be issued Feb. 2 to commemorate Richard Allen (1760-1831), an important figure in the United States abolitionist movement and the...

The Importance of Teaching Children Church History

Ask my four children what their father loves and ranking high on the list after “Jesus, our mom, baseball, and the Georgia Bulldogs,” might...

Louis Love on the Articles of Faith In the New Baptist Hymnal

Articles of Faith, New National Baptist Hymnal: Entry #606 I. The Scriptures “We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and that...

Methodist Minister Hiram Revels Honored In D. C. Worship Service as Congress’ First African-American...

A Methodist minister was honored in a worship service in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol almost a century and a half after he was...

LISTEN: African Economic Institutions, Pt 2; The Invisible Institution, Pt 1; The Rise of...

Our first topic for today is titled "The African Way of Life -- Economic Life (Part 2)" from the book, "From Slavery to Freedom" by John Hope Franklin.

LISTEN: The Origins of the Black Church (The History of Black Americans and the...

However, our first topic today is some good work done for the "God In America" series titled "The Origins of the Black Church" which was aired by the Public Broadcasting Service.

A Brief History of the Black Church In America

Date: Wed, 1758-11-01 *This dates Registry from 1758, briefly writes about the history of the Black Church in America. This institution which was the first source...

LISTEN: African Art, Pt 3; Churches of Free Negroes, Pt 6; The Reaction (1820-1865),...

Our Scripture verse for today is Matthew 19:14 which reads: "But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."