The Black Church

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The Black Church

The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. special The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, which is available to stream, traces the 400-year history of a defining institution in America. The Black church has served as a space for spiritual growth, freedom, safety, cultural outpourings, inspiring speeches, and so much more. Discover a trace of its vibrant legacy and continuing importance in Chicago and the country.

Significance of the Black Church
Chicago's Notable Black Churches

Quinn Chapel A.M.E. is Chicago's oldest Black congregation, dating back to 1844. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Thshriver