New Orleans Public Library
African American Resource Center
Balm In Gilead:
The Black Church as a Social Agency
September 13, 2003
On Saturday, September 13, 2003, Rev. Dwight Webster and Mr. Daniel Vincent presented information about how the Black church has functioned practically as well as spiritually in the African American community throughout its history.


Rev. Dwight Webster, Senior Pastor of Chrisitan Unity Baptist Church--located in downtown New Orleans--begins his presentation with a quote made by W.E.B. DuBois stating that, "the Black church antedates the Black family in America."

Mr. Daniel P. Vincent, Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministries in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, gives information about the accomplishments of many important African Americans who came out of the Black Church.

A member of the audience questions the speakers.

Community activist Ronald Coleman gives information regarding the churches' role in activism regarding the Black community in New Orleans.

Bro. Willie Muhammad questions the speakers and comments on interfaith cooperation in the Black community.

Rev. Webster and Mr. Vincent relay information and answer questions during the Q&A following their presentations.

(from left to right) Mrs. and Mr. Vincent and community members Ms. Mary Lewis and Mrs. Irma Magee.


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