Churches have always been central to the African American experience. Locating information on African American congregations, however, can be extremely frustrating due to ineffective record keeping. But fortunately, there are a number of resources that researchers can use to uncover the names and activities of ministers, deacons, department leaders, and regular members. When coupled with effective research strategies, they can help you overcome the lack of record preservation at the local level. Some of the resources showcased during the session include a college thesis, African American conference proceedings and annual reports, secular and religious newspapers, and unique religious directories.
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