Saturday, June 19, 2021
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
Center. In his book titled, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, Henry Louis Gates describes the myriad ways in which the Black Church in the United States has been the center of life for Black Americans. The form of that centrality has varied across time and place. Sometimes the church was a needed source of refuge. Other times, it was the place to go to mobilize with others for change. Always, it was a place for expression in words and songs the joy and pain of the people in the community. Whatever issues needed to be faced, the place for the community to come together has been the church. Readers of this book are treated to Gates’ own story, the stories of many others, and a clear-eyed examination of this important part of American life. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Black Church from amazon.com.