About the Film
From executive producer, host, and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Black Church: This is our Story is an intimate two-part series that traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America. It begins with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans persevered and adapted their faith practices under the brutal realities of human bondage. The series then moves on to explore the role of the Black church in addressing social inequality during the civil rights movement, examining the church as a living institution at the epicenter of the freedom struggle, and the changing nature of worship spaces.
The Black Church: This is our Story is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media and WETA Washington, D.C. PBS and WETA have announced a new documentary GOSPEL with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Coming February 2024.
Directed by: Stacey L. Holman