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Religious Life Joins NPT for Black Church Documentary

Posted by on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in newsletter.

6:00pm on Monday, February 15

Online registration required:

Religious Life is joining Nashville Public Television (NPT) for a free virtual screening event featuring clips from Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s new documentary, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, on Monday, February 15, at 6:00pm. During the event, a distinguished panel will explore the stories and social history of Nashville’s Black faith communities from the early 1800s through the 1960s. This virtual community screening is a free event, however registration is required at

The panelists include Dennis Dickerson, Ph.D., professor of African American religious history, Vanderbilt University; Steven Lewis, Ph.D., curator, National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM); and Carroll Van West, Ph.D., Tennessee State Historian and director of the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU. LaTonya Turner, producer of NPT’s Facing North: Jefferson Street, Nashville, will moderate the discussion about Nashville’s African American religious history, music and culture.

The complete documentary The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song will air on NPT on February 16 and 17 at 8:00pm.