Growing up in small-town Iowa, I knew three things about racism. First, racism was bad. Second, slavery was bad. Third, segregation was bad. Those aren’t three bad things to know. But they are far from the whole story.
I knew virtually nothing of the African American experience in the Christian church in America. Even after receiving my Master of Divinity, which included two Christian history classes and a Baptist history class, I knew almost nothing about it.
Over the past few years, I’ve been trying to read and listen to more information on the African American experience in America and in the American church. I’ve learned much—not the least of which is that I have a lot to learn.
I recently learned that video study “The Color of Compromise” by Jemar Tisby (M.Div. Reformed Theological Seminary) based on his best-selling book by the same title, was available to view for free on Amazon Prime.
I watched the informative and disturbing twelve-video series in almost one sitting.
I highly recommend it as an introduction to the African American experience in American Christianity.