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Afro-Christian Convention

Afro-Christian Convention

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Afro-Christian Convention: The Fifth Stream of the United Church of Christ

Yvonne V. Delk, Ed.
United Church Press, 2023
ISBN 9780829800319

Softcover, 158 pp.
5.91 X 8.9 X 0.55 inches | 1.05 pounds

The story of the Afro-Christian Convention, one story of many in the history of the independent Black Church, is the story of faith, survival, affirmation, and empowerment in the hostile environment of racism. From 1892 to the 1960s, the Afro-Christian Convention was composed of 150 churches and 25,000 members, located primarily in North Carolina and Virginia. The tradition of the Afro-Christian church, too long ignored and under-celebrated, takes its rightful place in the canon of United Church of Christ history.

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