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Quinn Chapel A.M.E. in Chicago. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Thshriver

The Importance of Some of Chicago's Notable Black Churches

Daniel Hautzinger

Black churches in Chicago have played host to speakers from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama while supporting civil rights and social justice, as well as their own spiritual communities.
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song. Image: McGee Media

The Significance of the Black Church Throughout America's History

Daniel Hautzinger

"We need to realize how intertwined the Black church is with the birth of other institutions," says a Chicago theologian. "It’s like a human being: it has incredible beauty, brokenness, blessedness, all of that mixed together."
First Church of Deliverance in Chicago. Photo: Lee Bey

The Bold Architecture of Chicago's Black Churches

Daniel Hautzinger

Discover some of Chicago's most architecturally extraordinary Black churches. "I think there's a conscious push to embrace the new," says architectural photographer and writer Lee Bey, "of throwing off the chains of the past."
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