Join us on Thursday, February 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm EST for a virtual event reflecting on the recent PBS film series The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.
In partnership with THIRTEEN, Union Theological Seminary will screen highlights from the documentary and hear from Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union, and Josef Sorett, Professor of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. The evening conversation will be moderated by, Jenna Flanagan, host of MetroFocus on THIRTEEN. Both Dean Douglas and Dr. Sorett are featured in the film.
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, an intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiered on PBS on February 16 and 17. The film explores the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews. You can view the full series here.
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