Thorndike Press

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

  • Henry Louis Gates
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  • ISBN-10: 143288784X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887841
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • Hardcover
  • Available June 2021



An Instant New York Times Bestseller

For the young Henry Louis Gates, Jr., growing up in a small, segregated West Virginia town, the church was his family and his community’s true center of gravity. In this book, Gates takes us from his own experience onto a journey across more than four hundred years and spanning the entire country. At road’s end, we emerge with a new understanding of the centrality of the Black church to the American story — as a cultural and political force, as the center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as an incubator of talent, and as a crucible for working through the community’s most important issues, down to today.