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History of the Black Church in Los Angeles

A group of people stand while reading a bible in church.
Members of the Holy Angels read a bible in a church in 1973. | Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration
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History of the Black Church Panel

Watch Dr. Lorn Foster, Jackie Broxton and Paster Eddie Anderson in a virtual panel on the history of the black church in Los Angeles. The discussion highlighted the church’s role in social movements throughout the decades and the importance and influence of one of the founding members of the first L.A. black church, Biddy Mason. A virtual screening of this panel took place on February 24, 2021 to 163 attendees.

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Members of the Pentecostal church praising the Lord.

'The Black Church' Screening, The Church's History in Los Angeles

February 24: Join PBS SoCal for a special screening of "The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song"
Host, Henry Louis Gates Jr. standing in front of stained glass at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago

'The Black Church' Screening, Gospel Music in Los Angeles

February 18: Join PBS SoCal for a special screening of "The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song"
Henry Louis Gates Jr. at Church of God in Christ West Angeles

Sing a Song for ‘The Black Church’

Send us a video of you singing “Blessed Assurance” at home, and you might just be featured in our screening of “The Black Church.”