African American Women and Religion Essay by Master Researcher

African American Women and Religion
A look at role of religion in the lives of African-American women.
# 87052 | 1,800 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US

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This paper looks at some of the roles and effects of religion in the African American community, specifically women in the community. The paper looks at the role of religion in women's personal lives, their family and community interactions, religious community and life as well as their overall success as people. The paper mentions several famous women spiritual leaders, as well as Bell Hooks and Oprah Winfrey.

From the Paper:

"African American Women and Religion The religious experience of African Americans has been an important part of daily life since African slaves were first brought to the Americas, as religion was important to Africans in their homelands before being brought west. The role of the church has been well documented in the African American struggle for freedom in the United States, but the role of the church and religion in the individual lives of those African Americans, especially women, has been less discussed in the literature. This paper will examine some of the effects religion and church structure has affected African American women, in their concepts of self, relationship to family and community, their role in their religious organizations, as well as their overall success in the world at large."

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