African American churches -- history

Hartwood Days and Hartwood History

Beyond the 95 Corridor

Drive out Route 17 north from Falmouth, past the strip malls, the shopping centers and the subdivisions, and you’ll find that as the roadside gets less crowded, the scenery becomes more historic. In the 18th century, this corridor was more a place for pioneers than for fancy plantation owners, though there were a few of those, too. According to the book They Called Stafford Home, the oldest houses were mainly hewn of logs and did not survive into modern times. Between the natural aging process and the devastating Federal occupation during the Civil War, the Hartwood area saw and suffered through a lot of important history. It would take determined efforts in the late 20th century and beyond to preserve its place in the past and present it to future generations.

The Black Church in the African-American Experience

By C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya

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The authors interviewed more than 1,800 black clergy in both rural and urban settings to determine how the seven mainline black denominations have contributed to and reacted to the social changes around them.

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Conversations with God: Two Centuries of Prayers by African Americans

By James Melvin Washington

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Beautiful words from slaves, writers, preachers, and theologians of color who sound out their faith in God's justice through poetry, prayers, hymns, and stories.

Slavery and the eclipse of the African Gods, 1760-1860 -- The crucible of the Anglo-African conscience, 1861-1893 -- The vale of tears, 1894-1919 -- The new Negro, 1920-1955 -- The Civil Rights ethos, 1956-1980 -- Postmodern African-American worlds, 1981-1994.

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A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History

By Albert J. Raboteau

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"A history of African-American church traditions, especially as they relate to African-Americans' belief in their Biblical destiny in American history, told with passion and excellence."
An eBook.

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