Title

[The African American Continuum of Worldview]

Original Title

Lincoln Lecture Side 1, Pryor Side 2

Authors

Henry Mitchell

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Collection

Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

circa 1972

Playing Time

01:11:29

Abstract

Dr. Henry Mitchell gives a lecture at Lincoln University on the African worldview. In the lecture he discusses how African religion and culture have continued in Western civilization.

File Name

auc.048.b10t26.00000000.aud0026

Comments

00:00:05 Audio begins with Dr. Henry Mitchell talking about how pleased he is to be back at Lincoln.

00:02:12 Introduces the discussion on culture and how many say Black people have been stripped of their culture on the assumption Africans had no value system.

00:3:38 Introduces discussion title “The African American Continuum of Worldview”.

00:04:24 Suggests that African Americans have an African belief system with a lot of Christian overlap and some European adaptations.

00:11:54 Talks about a sculpture being on campus made by great man from Ghana.

00:16:33 Talks about how over the centuries, African people developed a faith in life and in the supreme God who made the all the little gods.

00:17:26 Talks about the White man view of the world.

00:24:59 Talks about research and how the African worldview ended up in America.

00:30:51 Talks about the ring shout and AME conference in Jamaica.

00:36:52 Question and answer session.

01:11:29 Audio ends.

Acknowledgements

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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