Historian Ed Smith explained the historical role of the black church in America, particularly the significant role of churches in African American communities. His talk focused on the early black church as a social institution in regards to educational, economical, political, and cultural spheres.
Lecture. Audio only. Related to the exhibition 'The Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877.' Dated 19880627.
Biographical / Historical:
'The Climbing Jacob's Ladder: The Rise of Black Churches in Eastern American Cities, 1740 - 1877' exhibition explored the growth and central role of African American churches during the 18th- and 19th-centuries in the eastern United States: Boston, Savannah, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there from October 1987 to October 1988.
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