Of the Faith of the Fathers
The author in (of the faith of the fathers) focused his thinking and ideas about the religion in the time of slavery. Also, he categorized the characteristic of this religion of the slave into three categories which are the preacher, the music, and the frenzy. He also described the history of the Negro religion in the United States as well as a description of the affect the church had on the community. He compared the South church to the North church when the mainly focus for seeking a place of worship was due to the anger of the injustice of slavery. The author described his point of view towards the north church as followed, the North is known of being more outspoken as well as achieving the goals of their life within the limits that were allowed by a person of color. On the other side he described the south church as he saw that the South is being limited both by money and freedom of expressing itself in a creative way. The South members represents an afraid, not outspoken, only to be silent and shy. The South members were being smooth and being pleasant, takes petty insults with a smile and close his eyes to mistakes. The Author also noted the similarities of religion as in the tribes of Africa to nature-worship with profound belief invisible surrounding influences both good and bad or evil. As a great point that the author demonstrate how the need of worship is important to balance out the extreme injustice of the slavery crimes being committed against people of color. At the end I found it great in how the author showed that the Negro use that strength and unity to develop a church of great influence to develop their own powerful strong economic leading to standing on their own with strong characteristics and opinion. In a moving melody or songs of hope that the says the Negroes dared to sing on their journey to freedom
"O Freedom, O Freedom, O Freedom over me!
Before I'll be a slave,I'll be buried in my grave,
And go home...