The story of the American church has been dominated by the perspectives and stories of the wealthy and powerful. The danger of reducing the story of American Christianity to a single perspective is that it has trained everyone to believe that majority culture Christians have everything to teach minorities and nothing to learn.  

This session tells the miraculous story of black Christianity and connects the dots between Phillis Wheatley, Richard Allen, Henry McNeal Turner, Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Cone with the hope of inspiring unity in the body of Christ by learning how to tell each other’s stories.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Race and Culture Track.

Photo courtesy of PBS NewsHour.