slavery

What to do if you unearth a history of slavery in your church, college or institution?

With increasing attention to the roots of American slavery in religious life, more churches and faith-based ministries that existed prior to the Civil War are unearthing truths they wish weren’t true....

Naming and un-naming: Slavery, schools and the present moment

Wake Forest College was founded by North Carolina Baptists in the town of Wake Forest in 1834. The Reverend Samuel Wait, the school’s first president, was a slaveholder, as were his three successors, ...

Baylor, Baptists and slavery: A way forward

Last week Baylor University, the world’s largest historically Baptist university, released a study revealing the slaveholding and Confederacy elements of its history. The report, commissioned by the B...

How slavery still shapes the world of white evangelical Christians

Without meaning to do so, Henry Louis Gates’ two-part series on “The Black Church” dramatically exposed the gaping chasm that divides the way Black Christians and privileged white Christians — especia...

Slavery, Methodist Missionaries, Indigenous Christianity

Odell Horne gives a brief overview of the history of Africans in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and its successors. #FirstGreatAwakening, #RIchardAllen, #BlackChurch

Black Catholic Facts 2: The Catholic Church & Slavery

With research from The History of Black Catholics by Cyprian Davis and various online resources, this latest episode of Black Catholic Facts covers the period from the 15th century to the end of slave...