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Black Lives Matter Book of the Week

Posted on: March 5, 2021

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Distinguished scholar Henry Louis Gates offers a history of the Black church in America, showing it to be "the Black community's abiding rock and fortress." Gates powerfully demonstrates that the church was a source of "unfathomable resiliency" for generations of African Americans and the birthplace of blues, jazz, rock and roll, soul and R&B, folk, rock, and even hip-hop.

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