May 23, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, the first African- American Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, was organized in January 1866 by former slaves.  These individuals were assisted by white missionaries from the First Baptist Church and the German … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Elsinboro, New Jersey, is the oldest African American church in the state. It is also the oldest continuously operating black church in the United States. The church was officially founded in … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

After emancipation, Northern churches founded by free blacks, as well as those of predominantly white denominations, sent missions to the South to minister to newly freed slaves, including to teach them to read and write. For instance, Bishop Daniel … [Read more...]

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Wednesday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

In 1787 in Philadelphia, the black church was born out of protest and revolutionary reaction to racism. Resenting being relegated to a segregated gallery at St. George's Methodist Church, Methodist preachers Absalom Jones and Richard Allen, and other … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

This week's threads will highlight historic black churches in the United States and how the church became a common theme within Afircan-American homes and culture. The term black church or African-American church refers to Protestant churches … [Read more...]

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Underground S.2 Ep.8: Auld Acquaintance

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Friday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Moddie Daniel Taylor, a chemist by training, was a member of the small, elite group of African American scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project, the code name for the top-secret effort to create an atomic bomb during World War II.  Taylor was … [Read more...]