Thurman’s Non-Violent Approach Inspired MLK’s Movement

In 1949, Thurman published “Jesus and the Disinherited,'' promoting the discipline of non-violence. Inspired by his ideas, Martin Luther King Jr. urges his followers to follow his word.

Premieres on February 16 & 17 at 9PM

An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song will explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.

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