The documentary reveals how Black people have worshipped and, through their spiritual journeys, improvised ways to bring their faith traditions from Africa to the New World, while translating them into a form of Christianity that was not only truly their own, but a redemptive force for a nation whose original sin was found in their ancestors’ enslavement across the Middle Passage.
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The Black Church: Episode 1
The Black Church: Episode 2
THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Films and WETA Washington, DC. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dyllan McGee are executive producers. John Wilson is executive producer in charge for WETA. Stacey Holman is the series producer and director. Christopher Bryson and Shayla Harris are producers/directors. Corporate support is provided by Johnson & Johnson. Major funding is also provided by the Lilly Endowment; the Ford Foundation; and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.