[Education and Ministry in the Black Church]

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Adair, Dr. Thelma, Education Seminar

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Dr. Mason introduces Thelma Adair who gives a presentation on education and ministry in the Black Church. At the end of her presentation, Dr. Adair takes questions from the audience.

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00:00:05 Audio begins with Dr. Mason talks introducing Dr. Thelma Adair to talk about education and the ministry.

00:01:52 Dr. Thelma Adair thanks Dr. Mason and talks about the difficulty in discussing the topic.

00:03:50 Talks about the question of the role of the Black church in the developing educational opportunities at various periods in the history of African Americans.

00:15:53 Talks about how the church was the place where the invisible man became visible in terms of self.

00:29:25 Talks about how building in churches creates some form of release.

00:39:02 Talks about looking at our roots and the things that have to be passed on for survival.

00:48:39 Talks about writing curriculum and teaching others to develop curriculum for churches and about producing your own content.

01:01:23 Audio cuts off.

01:01:59 Audio returns with Dr. Thelma Adair talking about money and decision making.

01:13:29 Talks about Blacks developing own approach out of Black experience.

01:23:19 Talks about how the church must go where the grimy aspects of life are played out.

01:25:17 Dr. Thelma Adair ends presentation.

01:25:44 Questions from audience.

02:02:44 Audio ends.


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