Black Classic Press, in partnership with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH,) announces the launch of The Woodson Series, which recognizes the pioneering efforts of Carter G. Woodson, The father of Black History Month, as a publisher and institution builder. (Read More ›)
“The importance of the church in the life of the Negro justifies the publication of this brief account of the development of the institution.”
Woodson traces the influence of the Black church in America from colonial times through the early years of the twentieth century. To highlight the importance of clergy as leaders in the Black community, he includes numerous short biographies of church leaders who were instrumental in the development of various denominations or were significant members of the religious community.