Kingdom Mission Society (KMS), in collaboration with 20 existing faith-based partners from the breadth of the black American Church (historic black Protestants, Pentecostals, and Catholics), partners from churches and institutions committed to addressing racial justice and understanding, and with professional consultation from experts in the field, seeks to produce stories that cover the life and legacy of the Historic Black Church.
This ongoing project looks at the life, legacy, and multiple branches of that church through video, podcasts, and events.
The project covers:
The Founding Era of the Black Church
The Black Church in the Missionary Movement of the 1820s and 30s
The History of the Black Protestant Church
The South and West from Slavery to Reconstruction
Early 20thCentury with a special focus on the Azusa Street Revival
Mid 20thCentury and Intersection of Music and Spirituality
The Development and Growth of the Black Roman Catholic Church
Dr. Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Era
The 1980s and 1990s and Black Culture
Black Lives Matter Movement
The Role of Faith in Justice Movements Today
Themes: Structures of Racism, Hope and Mission, Rich Contribution to Kingdom, The Role of Faith in Justice and Society Today, The leadership role of Women, The Relationship between White and Black Churches in the American context (then and now), Empowerment and Engagement.
We will update this site regularly for progress on this exciting project.