Congregation members wear “Keep the Faith, Baby” sashes at a church meeting circa 1967, showing support for Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr., D-N.Y., who had been stripped of committee chairmanship.
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Religion and Black Power

African American churches provided spiritual and practical support for civil rights advocates. The militant rhetoric of the black power movement troubled many ministers, but others supported demands for fundamental and immediate change. The Nation...Read More

Rev. Gina M. Stewart, pastor of Christ MBC, moves the congregation during her “Resurrection Sunday” message, Memphis, Tennessee
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Let the Church Say Amen!

The Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts and the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life are proud to present the public program Cinema + Conversation: Let the Church Say Amen!. The title film is a...Read More