The Heritage of African-American Worship

The Heritage of African-American Worship

Downloadable Video - 2000
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From Boston's African Meeting House, founded in 1804, to Birmingham and Montgomery in the 1960s, this film tells the story of the African-American church in America. Meet former slave Richard Allen, who founded the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church, leading his first worship services in a Philadelphia blacksmith shop; and Absalom Jones, who became the nation's first ordained black clergyman. Their vision personified the courage and community that combined African spirituality with the Christian message of liberation. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders drew upon this legacy to organize non-violent protests against Southern segregation and achieve milestones in the ongoing struggle for racial equality in the United States.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , Odyssey Networks (Firm), , [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min. 30 sec.)) : sound, color


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