Africa is an ancient land with a significant presence in world history-especially regarding the history of the United States, given the ethnic origins of a substantial proportion of the nation's population. This book presents the diverse religious beliefs of Africa and describes the beliefs, practices, deities, sacred places, and creation stories of African religions. It discusses key forms of spiritual practices and experiences, such as incantation, prayer, dance as worship, and spirit possession, all of which pepper African American religious experiences today. The book provides a much-needed source of connections between the religious traditions and practices of African Americans and those on the continent of Africa, and inspires tolerance of other religions, traditions, and backgrounds. The included primary documents provide users first-hand accounts of African religious beliefs and practices, serving to promote critical thinking skills and support Common Core State Standards.