Randal Maurice Jelks is Pofessor of American Studies and African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas. 

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The Complex and Historical Faith of the Black Struggle

by Randal Maurice Jelks 06-11-2019

Photograph of Ethel Waters, at University of Michigan while starring in "Member of the Wedding." Via Wikimedia Commons

Whatever faults Black Protestantism has had, its grand strength is in its exercise of democratic debate internal to black Americans about the meaning of the good life and who gets a say in the shaping of that life, including perspectives from other faiths.