Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. While most Africans brought to the New World to be slaves were not Christians when they arrived, many of them and their descendants embraced Christianity, finding comfort in the Biblical message of spiritual equality and deliverance. In post-Civil War America, a burgeoning black church played a key role strengthening African American communities and in providing key support to the civil rights movement. African Americans have been faithful to Christianity, yet endured so much and some ask the question, why didn’t God stop the suffering of His people?
Join host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah“ for her discussion with Dr. Michael Thomas on “Religion and Black History“ as we continue in the celebration of Black History Month.