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The Black ⛪️ Church

One of the oldest institutions opposed to #whitesupremacy.

In celebration of #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth, we pay homage to “The Black Ark”, to our teva ark in Hebrew (תבה) — The Black Church.

History of the Black Church in America

The Black Church was our ark in ⛈ weather, our refuge before any dove could be released!
After slavery was abolished, segregationist attitudes in both the North and the South discouraged and even prevented African Americans from worshiping in the same churches as whites.
Freed blacks most often established congregations and church facilities separate from their white neighbors, who were often their former masters.
These new black churches created communities and worship practices that were culturally distinct from other churches, including forms of Christianity that derived from African spiritual traditions.
For example, [one of] the oldest black Baptist churches in the state of #Kentucky, and the third oldest in the United States, was founded about 1790 by the slave Peter Durrett.

Most of the first black congregations and churches formed before 1800 were founded by free blacks – for example, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Springfield Baptist Church (Augusta, Georgia); Petersburg, Virginia; and Savannah, Georgia.

African-American churches have long been the centers of communities, serving as school sites in the early years after the Civil War, taking up social welfare functions, such as providing for the indigent, and going on to establish schools, orphanages and prison ministries.
*Disclaimer: may not be politically correct. But, who cares?

Due to the radical-demonic nature of white-supremacy in America, black boys/men tend to THRIVE in historically black institutions — THRIVE at #HBCU’s, and within the walls of The Black Church.


Despite what radical leftist (and some on the Black right) allege, The Black Church (while it does have its problems—like every church) it is overwhelmingly an asset to Black people.

It is not responsible for the majority of Black people’s problems.
The Black Church and Civil Rights

“We explore black church history in America, from slavery to Martin Luther King, Jr. “

The above information has been made available for informational and educational purposes only.

“If LIBERTY is to mean anything, it must be accompanied by JUSTICE.”

— Edmund Burke
Tramaine Hawkins Going Up Yonder

African-American Christianity

For if the God of the universe could die - unjustly - on a wooden tree, surely this is a God who can relate with those lynched on one.
Surely, this is a God who sympathizes with dissimilar pain, who sympathizes with the oppressed over the powerful
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