Religion 210 *9 Stages in The Development of African American Christianity in the United States of America: 1.) Africans bring traditional religions to the "New World" 1650-1800's. 2.) Black Independent church movement among free blacks in the north. 1780-1820's. 3.) African slvaes are converted to Christianity through the Second Great Awakening. 1800-1830's. 4.) Development of the "Invisible Institution" among slaves in the south. 1800-1830's. 5.) The growth of black churches following emancipation; the black church becomes the center of the community: a "Nation withing a nation." 1860-1900's. 6.) The "Great Migration" from the rural south to the urban north. Pentecostalism. 1890-1940's. 7.) Civil Rights Movement. 1954-1968. 8.) Black Liberation Theology. (And Black Power Movement.) 9.) Black Churches. Since 1968.
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