[African Worldview Retention]

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Mitchell, Dr. Henry H., H.H.M. at Philadelphia


Henry Mitchell

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

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circa 1972

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Dr. Henry Mitchell talks about the how the African Worldview has been retained in American through religion (Audio is distorted).

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00:00:05 Audio begins with Dr. Henry Mitchell talking about African extended family.

00:00:41 Talks about the tremendous overlap between the worldview of old Hebrew and the worldview of traditional African religion.

00:01:43 Talks about how the African worldview is the worldview of people who were stolen from Africa as slaves, as well as the contemporary worldview of Africans.

00:01:57 Talks about how his tasks is to show how durable, adaptable, and continually useful traditional religion has been upon Blacks in America and what this means today.

00:06:59 Talks about how fascinating it is that W.E.B Dubois said back in 1902 that the Black Church was the single most significant survival of all of African culture.

00:11:37 Audio is distorted.

00:29:59 Audio ends.


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