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All God's Chillun's Got Wings!

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This illustration - All God's Chillun's Got Wings! - is by Elizabeth White.  It reflects the role which African-American churches played in the lives of former slaves and their families.

The Library of Congress provides more information on this topic:

In many African American communities, large and small, the social, political, and economic life of the people centered around the church. The pastor was often the community leader, teacher, and business strategist. Families often spent many hours at the church each week or when the preacher came to their community, sometimes only once or twice a month.


Media Credits

All God's Chillun's Got Wings!
Soft-ground etching and aquatint, circa 1933, by Elizabeth White.

Image, courtesy Library of Congress

Quoted passage from the Library of Congress, African-American Odyssey:  A Quest for Full Citizenship

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