African-American Religion Research Paper by hicaliber

African-American Religion
This paper describes the role of African-American churches in organizing the black community during the Civil Rights Movement.
# 93909 | 2,351 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper argues that African-American churches served as the foundation for the African-American struggle for civil rights during the 20th century. The author traces the history of the churches, focusing on their importance socially as well as spiritually to the community. The author is somewhat critical of mainstream Christianity and its exclusion of Blacks. The paper concludes by citing major Black religious figures in America and acknowledging that religion has impacted African-American history from a highly diverse set of directions.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, Reverend Charles. "Burden of Black Religion." Hartford Memorial Baptist Church. Detroit: Sunday April 12, 1992. Cassette tape.
  • Colaiaco, James. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. Brooklyn: Carlson Publishing, 1989.
  • Drake, St. Clair. The Redemption of Africa and Black Religion. Chicago: Third World Press, 1970.
  • Harris, Fredrick C. Something Within: Religion in African American Political Activism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Wilmore, Gayraud. African American Religious Studies. Durham: Duke University Press, 1989.

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African-American Religion (2007, April 15) Retrieved September 25, 2023, from

MLA Format

"African-American Religion" 15 April 2007. Web. 25 September. 2023. <>