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HIS204: American History Since 1865 (GSN1341B)
The topic that I have chosen to write are the African Americans People. What type of people were they before being slung into slavery? How were these people treated after the emancipation proclamation. What did the The Harlem Renaissance Poets have to say about the Africa American people during the Harlem Renaissance's years. What type of impact did these poets have on the way that we act and our treated in today's society. The Christian faith occupies a complicated, often racialized place in the history of Blacks all over the globe because of how it was abused by White colonists and slave traders to subjugate Blacks. "Christianity was a double-edged sword [for African-Americans]," says Dr. Lawrence H. Mamiya, Professor of Religion and Africana Studies at Vassar College and co-author of The Black Church in the African American Experience.
"On the one hand, well, Whites wanted to use Christianity to make slaves docile and obedient. [On the other hand,] the Africans adapted Christianity for their survival and liberation."
But long before colonialism and slavery, Africans were practicing Christianity. "We know that Christianity has had a long history in Africa itself, pre-dating any kind of European influence," Mamiya says.
Read Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond's entire piece at Ebony.
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