Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Created by Henry Hampton, the guiding force behind the classic PBS documentary miniseries Eyes on the Prize, This Far by Faith traces the religious history of African-Americans from 1526 (the first year that Africans were introduced to Christianity) to the 21st century. The project demonstrated how men and women of color have been forced -- arguably more so than any other ethnic group in the U.S. to rise above their circumstances to flourish and prevail, guided by their unshakeable faith in a divine power (either one borne of their own African religions or one instilled in them by white society). Episode titles include "There is a River," "God Is a Negro," "Guide My Feet," "Freedom Faith," Inheritors of the Faith," and "Rise up and Call Their Names." A production of Civil Rights Projects Inc., This Far by Faith began its PBS run on June 24, 2003, concurrent with the publication of a tie-in book with the same title.
African-American, faith, religion, spirituality, cultural-traditions, values, humanity