Prayers from African Americans in History

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Prayers from African Americans in History

Prayers from African Americans in History

Historically, African-American people have been known to be very spiritual. From the old negro spirituals sung during slavery, to using prayer as a catalyst for divine intervention during the civil rights movement, spirituality and spiritual practice have shaped the lives of many African Americans, from the troubled past to our hopeful present.

Click through our gallery of prayers from major figures in African-American history, such as Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, Duke Ellington, and Sojourner Truth.

Copyright © 2008 by James P. Moore Jr. From the book THE TREASURY OF AMERICAN PRAYER by JAMES P. MOORE JR., published by Doubleday, an imprint of The Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Reprinted with permission.

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