The Black Church and The Civil Rights Movement

The Black Church has been the flame bearer of the civil rights movements since it's beginning, and Christianity has played a prominent role in establishing a moral conscious for the civil rights of blacks in America. Many individual and collective efforts contributed to the freedoms we now enjoy as African Americans, but few institutions provided the united voice echoed by that of the Black Church.

The Black Church, established because of the necessity to create a place of worship separate from whites, became significant as an organized body where opposition concerning the treatment of it's congregations could be voiced. It progressed from a place of spiritual healing, to one of social and political awareness, creating a litany of protests advocating rights afforded by the U.S. Constitution...

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