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  • Building the BlackCommunity: TheChurch { By: Vincent Stanec & Erin Wright
  •  It quickly became clear that to African Americans, freedom did not just mean release from the shackles of southern plantations – to them, it meant autonomy as a community and within families, economic independence, and equality under the law.Eric Foner’s The Meaningof Freedom Thesis
  •  Following the abolition of slavery post-Civil war, African Americans sought to establish their first sense of community and identity through the creation of a separate and wholly black church. Through this church, African Americans of the reconstruction period sought to further their call for equality and strengthen their identity, both as people and a community.The Creation of the BlackChurch Thesis
  • Antebellum South:Biracial Congregations
  • Withdrawal: WhollyAfrican-AmericanCongregations
  • We are the Chosen Ones
  • Churches: Architecturally& Financially Modest
  • Faith: Important inAfrican-AmericanCommunity
  • Church: Center of African-American Community
  • Spirituality: DistinctiveAfrican-American Faith
  • Leaders: In Politics andReligion
  • Congregations: Spirit ofSelf-Improvement
  •  Hon. H.R. Revels, United States Senator Elect from Mississippi. February 19, 1870. HarpWeek. Harpers Weekly, 2004. Web. 16 Dec. 2011. http://blackhistory.harpweek.com/7Illustrations/Reconstruction/HRRevels.htm  Jackson, M, Jr. Family Worship In a Plantation in South Carolina. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. Digital Schomburg Images of 19th Century African Americans. Shomburg Center for African American History New York Public Library, 1999. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/aa19c_info.cfm?  Moore, Joanna P. BANNER BIBLE BAND, NASHVILLE, TENN. 1902. Photograph. "In Christs Stead": Autobiographical Sketches., Chicago. Documenting the American South. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/moore/ill28.html  Photograph. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. Digital Schomburg Images of 19th Century African Americans. Shomburg Center for African American History New York Public Library, 1999. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/aa19c_info.cfm?  Photograph. King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation. King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://www.kingtisdell.org/Jubilee2.jpg  Religion So Sweet. 1867. Photograph. Documenting the American South. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/allen/ss17.jpg  Sheppard, W. L. Interior View of the First African Baptist Church in Richmond. 1874. Digital History: Americas Reconstruction: People and Politics After the Civil War. Harpers Weekly, 2011. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/section2/section2_07b.html  White, Elizabeth. All Gods Chilluns Got Wings! 1933. Soft-ground etching and aquatint. Courtesy of the Sumter Gallery of Art, South Carolina. African American Odyssey. Library of Congress. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart5b.htmlBibliography
  •  church13. N.d. blackartdepot.com. Web. 3 Jan. 2012. <http://www.blackartdepot.com/gallery/blackchurch/crops/church13.jpg>.  E.C. Morris. 1901. JPEG file.  Joanna P. Moore, 1832-1916 “In Christ’s Stead”: Autobiographical Sketches. 1902. JPEG file.  Martin Luther King at Church. N.d. JPEG file.  Moses Parts the Red Sea. N.d. JPEG file.  Richard R. Wright (Richard Robert), b. 1878 Centennial Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Containing Principally the Biographies of the Men and Women, both Ministers and Laymen, Whose Labors During a Hundred Years, Helped Make the A. M. E. Church What It Is; Also Short Historical Sketches of Annual Conferences, Educational Institutions, General Departments, Missionary Societies of the A. M. E. Church, and General Information about African Methodism and the Christian Church in General; Being a Literary Contribution to the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Formation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Denomination by Richard Allen and others, at Philadelphia, Penna., in 1816. 1916. JPEG file.Bibliography