Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Abyssinian Baptist Church of New York

The church was founded in 1808 and has been a center for African American culture and worship. It advocates for civil rights and equality. Located in Harlem, the church's leadership had included such famous preachers as Adam Clayton Powell, Sr. and then his son, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. From the Harlem Renaissance to today, the church has been a major site for black gospel music.