June 29, 2003

This Far by Faith | PBS

I'm watching This Far by Faith on PBS today. Fascinating and amazing stories, and so many things I didn't know. I could blog every five minutes on what I'm watching, but instead I'll be watching.

This show chronicles the African-American journey of Faith, from ancient African religious traditions through the impressions by other religions and clutures--Islam and Christianity for example. Ultimately the show celebrates the distinctly wonderful African-American spiritual core, shaped from all that has influenced it--music, love, loss, hatred, death, pain, suffering, joy, revelation, revolution, rebirth, and more.

Interesting people featured, among them Cecil Williams and Thomas Dorsey.

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