August 16, 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...]

Tuesday Open Thread: Historic Black Churches

Free Blacks in both northern and southern cities formed their own congregations and churches before the end of the 18th century. They organized independent black congregations and churches to practice religion apart from white oversight. Along with … [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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Saturday Open Thread: Blacks and the Mormon Church

This week's open tread themes have focused on Blacks and their participation in the Mormon church.  Thirty-five days after  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ended its ban on blacks in its priesthood, still haunts many African-American … [Read more...]