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The Black Church

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Episode 1

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 their faith practices from the brutality of slavery to emancipation.
S1 E1 Length 1:50:09 Premiere: 2.8.21

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The Black Church

About The Black Church

An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song will explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.

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Season 1 The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song Episodes

Episode 2

S1 E2 Length 1:49:49 Premiere Date 2.16.21

Episode 1

S1 E1 Length 1:50:09 Premiere Date 2.8.21

Trailer

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 2.16.21

Extended Trailer

Preview Length 03:19 Premiere Date 2.16.21

Gospel Trailer

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 2.16.21

Inside Look

Preview Length 02:00 Premiere Date 2.16.21

First Black Run Institutions

Clip Length 02:14 Premiere Date 2.5.21

Fisk Minstrel Show

Clip Length 01:36 Premiere Date 2.5.21

The History Of Black Religion in America

Clip Length 00:58 Premiere Date 2.11.21

The Rebuilding of the Emanuel A.M.E Church

Clip Length 00:49 Premiere Date 2.12.21

HBCUs Did the Work of God Through Education

Clip Length 00:49 Premiere Date 2.12.21

Al Sharpton Speaks on the Importance of the Black Church

Clip Length 00:38 Premiere Date 2.13.21

The Black Church Resists the Changing Culture

Clip Length 01:11 Premiere Date 2.13.21

The Popularity of Religious Race Records

Clip Length 01:05 Premiere Date 2.14.21

Specials

Cornerstones | The Reader

Length 02:20 Premiere Date 2.9.21

Cornerstones | The Servant

Length 02:37 Premiere Date 2.9.21

Cornerstones | The Hymnist

Length 02:40 Premiere Date 2.9.21

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