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Friday, February 11, 2005

Celebrating African-American churches and their contributions

By Catherine Hudgins 02/08/2005 In last month's column I spoke about the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and emphasized the relevance and importance the church played in his life. While King was a minister, so were his father and brother. And through his life experiences, both America and the world were positively affected by the legacy of the African-America church. The African-American church has played a pivotal role for social progress and organization among African Americans and has provided a vehicle to develop a circle of support. Because of its center as a meeting place, the African-American church, early on, functioned as more than a "House of God." The church was forced to assume additional responsibilities and, thus, became a central institution. Full Story:


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